The CCN-CERT is the Information Security Incident Response Capability of the National Cryptologic Centre, CCN. This service was created in 2006 as the Spanish National Governmental CERT and its functions are set out in Law 11/2002 regulating the National Intelligence Centre, RD 421/2004 regulating the CCN and RD 311/2022, of 3 May, which regulates the National Security Framework.
In compliance with this regulation, the CCN-CERT ensures protection from cyber attacks on classified systems and systems belonging to Public Administrations, and to companies and organizations of strategic interest (those essential for Spanish security and economy).
Its mission is to strengthen cybersecurity in Spain. The CCN-CERT is the national alert and response centre, and helps provide quick and effective solutions to cyber attacks and counter cyber threats in a proactive manner. It provides state coordination between the different Incident Response Teams and Cybersecurity Operation Centers.
The ultimate goal of the CCN-CERT is to guarantee a safer and trustworthy cyberspace by protecting classified information (pursuant to article 4.F of Law 11/2002) and sensitive information, preserving the Spanish technological heritage, training experts, implementing security policies and procedures, and by using and developing the most adequate technology to this aim.