Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
Definition - What does Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) mean?
A computer security incident response team (CSIRT) is a team that responds to computer security incidents when they occur. An incident could be a denial of service or the discovering of unauthorized access to a computer system.
Techopedia explains Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
There are three main groups of services provided by a CSIRT:
- Reactive Services are the main sources of work of a CSIRT where the CSIRT responds to the actual event.
- Proactive Services are actions to prevent incidents from occurring in the future.
- Security Quality Management Services do not involve incidents, but rather include working with IT or other organization departments in which CSIRT members help solidify security systems.