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Comment: Updated with new key for FY2023: F50A5453F549E723

We are moving away from PGP email for coordinated vulnerability disclosure in favor of a web-based platform called VINCE. We encourage you to read about and start using VINCE.

Sending Sensitive Information


Those unable to use PGP can contact us at <cert@cert<> org> or < +1 412-268-5800> 5800 to arrange alternative methods.

We also encourage you to check the PGP signature on email and documents to ensure that they were produced by the CERT key and have not been alteredverify the authenticity and integrity of mail from the CERT/CC.

Download and Verify the Current CERT/CC PGP Key

As a good security practice, be sure to validate PGP keys you receive and do not trust unvalidated keys. In the past, forged CERT PGP keys have been created and uploaded to public keyservers. It is important to validate your copy of the CERT PGP public key to ensure it is legitimate.

Our current PGP key is available below and has the following properties:


  Key ID: F50A5453F549E723


Type: RSA




Created: 2022-09-








  Key Fingerprint: 


0BA3 0072 83A8 FF43 2957 412E F50A 5453 F549 E723
UserID: CERT Coordination Center <>


The CERT PGP keys have an operational life span of approximately one year. When we generate a new key, it will be

available from

published on this



, and we will announce the change

and updated to public keyservers.

Call us at +1 412-268-5800 to verify the fingerprint.


CERT/CC PGP Keys (Current and Historical)

Below is a list of keys currently or previously used

keys and the dates the keys ended use. Do not use these keys for encrypting new information, but the keys may be useful for validating old content.

by CERT/CC. Please use only the most recent key for encrypting new information.

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