IT-Security at DESY

IT-Security at DESY

Security Incidents

In case of a security incident, please pay attention to the IT-Security Incident Handling Procedure.
For infected systems administrators can find additional information on Handling for Infected Computers.

Virus / Worm Attacks

You need to have a running virus scanner with an up to date signature file to protect your Windows-PC against virus or worm attacks. For more information about protection against virus / worms read the CERT® Incident Note IN-2003-01: Malicious Code Propagation and Antivirus Software Updates.

For your home PC or notebook you should use Stinger.

Responsible Groups

The it-security is based on three groups.

  • D4 as the staff position with a mandate
    develops policies and enforce them
  • Computer Security Council consists of members of the largest groups
    develops policies in agreement with all groups
  • IT security experts as the technical instance
    develops security solutions and investigate in incidents


DESY has an own Certification Authority. There you can request a certificate.

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