Microsoft announced that it has opened up its Security Cooperation Program (SCP) to Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) around the world. Previously the company announced that it would share information with law enforcement agencies.

This latest expansion of its information sharing program is called SCPcert and is designed to share data with incident handlers more efficiently both via email and through the company's Security Response Alliance (MSRA) portal.

"Working with CERTs through this extension of the MSRA is the next logical step in helping ensure infrastructures remain safe from attack, responses are well-coordinated and the right channels are in place to share information that can help protect customers," said Mark Miller, director of Trustworthy Computing Public Relations at Microsoft.