The Information Security Operations Center (SOC) and Incident Response Team (IRT) is responsible for coordinating the response to cyber security incidents at Boston University. The SOC/IRT uses security tools to monitor Boston University for indications of possible security issues or incidents. When an incident occurs, the SOC & IRT helps system owners and administrators respond properly to an incident, collects and analyzes evidence, assists in the recovery of systems to a secure state, and develops remediation plans. The SOC is also responsible for running Boston University’s copyright violation remediation system and the IRT for conducting computer forensic investigations

  • Cyber Security Incidents that may involve sensitive data must be managed correctly to ensure rapid resolution in such a way as to comply with legal requirements and applicable regulations and to preserve important investigative and forensic information.... more »

  • A U.S. Federal law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) requires that Universities have programs in place to respond to potential copyright violations. BU Information Security maintains a system that automatically handles such requests.... more »