Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) at WWU

WWU-CERT is responsible for handling security relevant occurrences associated with the usage of PCs and accounts of the WWU Münster. It aims to protect members, infrastructure and reputation of WWU Münster.

This task includes the following points:

  • Fast and efficient help as reaction on occurring events (e.g. hacking-attacks, critical security holes, viruses and worms, etc.).
  • Blocking of PCs or accounts during severe incidences.
  • Conditioning of information and performing of investigations if it serves prevention or for inspecting hints if it is necessary.
  • Verification and reaction on copyright infringements.
  • Treatment of judicial and police requests.
  • Running of IT security ystems (e.g. IDS/IPS).
  • Cooperation with DFN-CERT and with all those who are responsible for security at the WWU.
  • Cooperation in the conception of security relevant regularisations.


Please report any incident via email to Attach all relevant information, such as log files or email headers. This guarantees a quick and efficient response. You should send us encrypted emails as follows:

  • PGP: Key-ID: 0xC01D356E, Fingerprint: DAFE C355 08F3 CB67 2DF7 C3C2 76E4 1181 C01D 356E
  • S/MIME: Serialnumber: 0x1CC0EF0BDB7C522BDE365E47, Fingerprint: F1D9 74CB 7594 B343 58F0 0C10 0EB8 5049 B6CB AAD6

Inquiries via phone can only be answered to legitimate persons within the University of Münster. Please contact the responsible CERT colleague or the ZIVline (Tel. 31600). When inquiring via Email please use you university's email address and mention, if available, the WWU-CERT case number.


The WWU-CERT cooperates closely with the IT security team as well as all IT responsibles in the WWU. It is member of the German CERT-Verbund together with the   DFN-CERT of the German National Research and Education Network (NREN)   Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN) which coordinates the exchange of complaints and information about compromising systems of all DFN facilities.

Updated: 2018-07-23