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counterthreat operations team (CTOps team)

A counterthreat operations team (CT Ops team) is a group of security information specialists who pro-actively monitor an information technology network for external and internal threats and respond to threats with both immediate actions and long-term recommendations for improvements in software development as well as configuration and network management. A CT Ops team is similar to a computer incident response team (CIRT team), but a CT Ops team places more focus on monitoring threats in real time and "hunting" for external and internal threats. 

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