Security and Incident Response teams manage the handling of information security incidents within their organisation or network – their tasks broadly range from prevention and awareness raising, via incident detection to the actual tracking and resolving of incidents and drawing lessons from that. The Trusted Introducer Service – a.k.a. TI – was established by the European CERT community in 2000 to address common needs and build a service infrastructure providing vital support for all security and incident response teams.
The Trusted Introducer Service forms the trusted backbone of infrastructure services and serves as clearinghouse for all security and incident response teams. It lists well known teams and accredits as well as certify teams according to their demonstrated and checked level of maturity. Vital member’s only services enabling security and incident response teams to interact more efficiently and effectively with each other are available to all accredited and certified teams.