CSIRT-IE is the body within the NCSC that provides assistance to constituents in responding to cyber security incidents at a national level for Ireland. The team has a strictly defined constituency consisting mainly of Government bodies and Critical National Infrastructure providers.
CSIRT-IE provides incident response services to Government bodies and Critical National Infrastructure providers across Ireland. CSIRT-IE also acts as a national point of contact for international partners who wish to inform Irish-based entities of cybersecurity matters which may affect them. As of 2017 CSIRT-IE has been accredited by TF-CSIRT's Trusted Introducer service. This service forms the trusted backbone of infrastructure services and acts as clearinghouse for all security and incident response teams. For further details on CSIRT-IE's TI listing please see the following link.
CSIRT-IE’s mission is to support Government departments and core agencies in responding to cyber security incidents. This includes in particular malicious cyber-attacks that could hamper the integrity of Government information system assets and/or harm the interests of the Irish State. CSIRT-IE also acts as a national point of contact for cyber-attacks involving entities within Ireland. The scope of CSIRT-IE’s activities covers prevention, detection, response and mitigation services to Government departments and core state agencies.
Computer Security Incident Response Team
CSIRT-IE's responsibilities include:
- Monitoring incidents at a national level;
- Providing early warning, alerts, announcements and dissemination of information to relevant stakeholders about risks and incidents;
- Responding to incidents;
- Providing dynamic risk and incident analysis and situational awareness;
- Participating in the CSIRTs network.