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Security Incident Response Team

The increasing number of IT security incidents, on campuses and worldwide, has resulted in the development of a security organization on campus. A vital part of this organization is the K-State Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). The SIRT is charged with providing "services and support dedicated to preventing and responding to information/network security incidents".

The primary responsibilities of the SIRT are to

  • Respond to incidents in a coordinated manner
  • Define an IT security architecture
  • Implement preventive measures
  • Recommend policy and procedure necessary for the campus to be in compliance with good security practice
  • Serve as a conduit of IT security information between central IT and the colleges, departments, and units represented by the SIRT

SIRT representatives and alternates (short list)


Departmental security contacts

For information about computer security issues or to have a network block removed, contact your primary SIRT representative (see contact list), your system administrator, or the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722. Free CDs with security patches and K-State's antivirus software are available at the IT Help Desk in 313 Hale Library.

What do your departmental security contacts do?
Find out here.

Comprehensive list of K-State security contacts