For a long time, many in the online security industry have been asking why New Zealand does not have a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).
The National Cyber Police Office (a department of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet created to develop cyber security policy advice for government) has a cyber-plan. Within that cyber plan, NCPO has looked at various models for a CSIRT option.
InternetNZ commissioned this report to provide an analysis of the different models.
This paper does not offer an opinion on whether New Zealand does in fact need a CSIRT, but rather looks at the options available for such a group.