Emails From CSIRT-IE

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT-IE)

The Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT-IE) is part of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), in the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.  The mission of CSIRT-IE is to support Government Departments and core agencies in responding to cyber incidents, in particular malicious cyber-attacks that would hamper the integrity of their information system assets and harm the interests of the State.  CSIRT-IE also acts as a national point of contact for cyber-attacks involving entities within the State.   The scope of CSIRT-IE's activities covers prevention, detection, response and mitigation services to Government Departments and core State agencies.


CSIRT-IE seek to inform responsible network operators and constituents, of Malware infections, Internet accessible servers and services, publicly disclosed Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures and Active Malware Distribution Sites,  based upon the IP address of the system affected, by email and to provide advice and recommendations on how to mitigate and reduce the threat posed by them.

Source of Information

CSIRT-IE receives information in relation to cyber security of Information Technology (IT) systems in the State from a variety of sources, the details of which are to be found in the undermentioned reports.  Information includes details of Malware infections,  Internet accessible servers and services which can be abused for Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against a third party, Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), that identify,  define and catalog publicly disclosed cyber security vulnerabilities, and which have a severity rating of 'critical' or 'high' and Active Malware Distribution Sites.


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