The U.S. Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Cyber
Issues commissioned the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to create
the Sector CSIRT Framework for (1) developing a sector-based computer
security incident response and coordination capability and (2)
integrating this capability into a larger national cybersecurity
ecosystem as applicable. The framework is a guide for helping interested
parties develop the policies, processes, and procedures necessary to
operationalize a sector Computer Security Incident Response Team
(CSIRT), a uniquely adapted, specialized incident response team. The
framework outlines a process that moves the sector CSIRT from concept to
reality. The framework helps the team developing the sector CSIRT
understand the current conditions of incident response in the sector
(i.e., the as-is state) and how to move it to a robust operating state
(i.e., the to-be state). It bridges the gap between these two states
using a well-defined roadmap and implementation process.
The Sector CSIRT Framework is intended for individuals and
organizations—including CSIRT managers, national CSIRTs, and others—who
are developing or implementing a sector CSIRT. Using this framework,
these individuals or organizations can move a sector CSIRT from a
concept to the reality of a fully operational team.
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