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A computer incident response team (CIRT) is a group that handles events involving computer security breaches. Although most organizations have measures in place to prevent security problems, such events may still occur unexpectedly and must be handled efficiently by CIRT experts, which include team members from specified departments and specialties.
A CIRT focuses on the incident to ensure that damage does not escalate and that the organization continues beyond the event. Members of the CIRT generally include the following: