The Open CSIRT Foundation

Welcome to the Open CSIRT Foundation, in short OCF: an independent not-for-profit organisation with a mission we believe in – improving cyber resilience worldwide.

Since July 2022, OCF is also the home to TF-CSIRT, the community of security incident management teams with an emphasis on Europe. This community’s maintained database of teams is the Trusted Introducer.

Wherever you find people with passion and ideals, great ideas come to the surface. This is just the same in the international cyber security community. Great ideas are not enough though – they need both action and organisation to bear fruit. Those inspired individuals with great ideas do love to take action – it’s the organisation that is often lacking. It is that ingredient that OCF seeks to contribute. The ingredient necessary to help the ideas people to actually reach their goals!

Formally speaking, the “Open CSIRT Foundation” is a “stichting” under the law of The Netherlands. It was founded on 21 October 2016 as a foundation which is not-for-profit . The OCF’s goal is to improve – in the public interest – cyber resilience, by promoting cooperation and development of “cyber security incident management” and related matters. In order to achieve that goal, the Foundation will stimulate and facilitate relevant services, research, trainings, education, standardisation, best practices and any other associated activities.

As to OCF’s ethics: our guiding principle is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drawn up by the United Nations.