DKCERT offers several services for the institutions on forskningsnettet, the Danish national research and education network: Incident response, vulnerability scanning, information services, and the DPO Service.

Incident response

DKCERT responds to two types of security incidents on forskningsnettet: Outside incidents and incidents originating on forskningsnettet.

Vulnerability scanning

DKCERT scans computers on forskningsnettet using tools like those used by attackers to discover potential targets. After scanning the IP addresses of an institution DKCERT provides the administrators with a report listing the vulnerabilities found and ranking them by severity.

Information services

DKCERT publishes news about information security. We provide warnings about current threats and information about security patches. Information is also published in weekly newsletters and on Twitter.

DPO Service

The DKCERT DPO Service helps research and education institutions comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The DPO (Data Protection Officer) at the institution may get help and guidance, or the DKCERT DPO Service may function as DPO for the institution.


DKCERT (Danish Computer Security Incident Response Team) handles security incidents on forskningsnettet, the National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Denmark. DKCERT is a service provided by DeiC (the Danish e-Infrastructure Consortium).


DKCERT is driven by the vision of creating value for the research and education sector by promoting information security. This goal is pursued through the publication of information about information security in collaboration with public and private sector organizations, the research and education sector, and international partners.


The mission of DKCERT is to stimulate increased focus on IT security within the area of research and education by gathering and generating current, relevant, and useful knowledge. This knowledge enables DKCERT to publish warnings and other information about potential risks and emerging security incidents to its constituency and the public.


E-mail is the preferred method of communication of DKCERT. Please direct your messages to:

Phone +45 35 88 82 55 - weekdays 9am-4pm (Friday 9am-2pm)


DKCERT is a full member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams).

DKCERT is accredited by TF-CSIRT Trusted Introducer.

Authorized to Use CERT(TM) CERT is a mark owned by Carnegie Mellon University

DKCERT has been authorized by the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University to use the CERT brand.