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CIRT (Cyber Incident Response Team)

A cyber incident response team (CIRT) is a group of experts that investigates and resolves cybersecurity breaches within a company. Also known as a computer incident response team, a CIRT follows a series of steps to ensure that companies and their clients are immediately protected as soon as a breach is detected.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About CIRT (Cyber Incident Response Team)

Once a breach is reported, a CIRT begins by identifying and isolating the compromised network, then saves the evidence and sets up an incident-handling team to investigate. Depending on the breach, this investigation may even involve law enforcement. The CIRT then cleans the system up, removes any malicious components, and offers solutions to prevent future breaches from occurring. Even small businesses can set up an affordable CIRT through staff training and by using specialized web services and software.

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