ICT Response Board
The ICT Response Board (IRB) is a public-private partnership. During a large-scale IT crisis or threat the IRB analyses the situation. This happens on the basis of information exchange. IRB participants are ICT experts from a number of vital sectors (including telecom/ICT, energy, finance and drinking water) and from government organisations involved.
When an IRB is activated during a cyber-related crisis, its composition becomes flexible to be able to anticipate the situation. With this the public services and the ICT experts of the affected vital sector become involved. The IRB provides the Advice Team (AT) with recommendations, as described in the National Manual on Decision-making in Crisis Situations, and in this way an essential part of the national crisis structure.