About bloody time.
Three significant Government computer emergency response teams (CERT), MODCERT (for defence), GOVCERTUK (for Government Departments) and CSIRTUK (for the CNI), have been in place for some time, as well as others across the public and private sectors.
On 3 December 2012, Hansard, column 41WS, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, my right hon. Friend Mr Maude, informed the House on progress in support of the UK Cyber Security Strategy, which announced our intention to establish a UK National CERT. This will build on existing structures and enhance national co-ordination and international liaison regarding cyber incidents.