Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com

Aug 20 2012   4:26PM GMT

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“The core CSIRT team can include representatives from major operating system groups, a network engineer and a member from the application group, for example. Ad hoc team members could be a person from the specific group involved in the potential data breach.” — Nick Lewis

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is CSIRT (pronounced “see-sert”).  The acronym stands for Computer Security Incident Response Team, an organizational group composed of IT, legal, human resources and corporate management.

CSIRT members usually have high security clearances within the organization and getting that clearance for “the right people” can be a big pain point.  The solution? Get  your core CSIRT team certified and waiting in the wings — and then pull in everyone else you need on an “ad-hoc” basis when the you-know-what hits the fan.

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