Who is the BU IS&T Incident Response Team?

Information Services & Technology’s Incident Response Team (IRT) is a subunit of the Information Security Group. The group reports to the Executive Director of Information Security.

What does the Incident Response Team do?

The Incident Response Team identifies and responds to security issues that are actively being exploited on campus, notifies administrators of security breaches, and provides the university with forensic and auditing capabilities. The team actively coordinates with IS&T Management to affect policy changes and enforcement, and works with campus systems administrators to mitigate risks and respond to emerging security issues. The team also develops tools and hones techniques for incident handling, develops strategies to increase the University’s detection and response capabilities, and maintains contacts with other universities and law enforcement.