Incident response is the process by which security incidents are identified, contained, eradicated, recovered from and reviewed. Middlebury's Information Security workgroup serves as a critical part of the institution's Technology Incident Response Team. There are two fundamental parts to this team. The LIS or technical component of this team is comprised of representatives from Middlebury's Information Security workgroup and Central Systems and Networking area. There is a larger team comprised of individuals across the institution which can provide critical functions from communications to strategic decision making in the event of a major incident.