Mission Statement

CERT Tonga’s vision and mission statement are defined in the CERT Tonga’s Terms Of Reference as approved by His Majesty’s Cabinet Decision No. 722 of 15 July 2016.  The outputs and operations are reviewed annually as part of the planning process of the government.

A brief summary of the goals of CERT Tonga:

CERT Tonga is the National Computer Emergency Response Team in the Kingdom of Tonga. Working with international, domestic, public and private parties, acting within their statutory scope, collect information, knowledge and expertise to help improve understanding of developments, threats, and trends and help parties prevent and deal with incidents and make decisions in crises.

The main tasks include:

Provide proactive activities to prevent ICT-related incidents or to prepare for such incidents and reduce the likelihood of one taking place through awareness, training, issue advisories and security bulletin to the constituents. Also coordinate in case of ICT-related incidents such as computer viruses, hacking and vulnerabilities in applications and hardware.

CERT Tonga

What we do

The CERT Tonga provides advice and support on cyber threats and vulnerabilities to the owners and operators of Tongan critical infrastructure and other systems of national interest. A compromise of these systems could result in significant impacts on Tonga’s economic prosperity, social wellbeing.

These businesses and industries underpin essential service delivery across Tonga, including Government Agencies, Financial Institution and Public Enterprises.