Incident Response Plans, Training, Testing Measures, and Best Practices

Learn more about incident response plans, training, testing measures, and best practices from Charles Denyer, one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts and keynote speakers.

Security breaches WILL happen – and at every organization at one time or another – which means it’s highly critical to have in place a comprehensive, well-thought out incident response plan. And again, this begins by putting in place – you guessed it – highly formalized policies and procedures for ensuring all employees clearly understand the steps to take for responding to – and containing – an incident. Ensuring the safety and security of one’s information systems demands rapid incident response measures.

Responding to incidents quickly and containing all threats is vital for ensuring the safety and security of critical information systems resources. Slow, disjointed, and weak response measures can doom an organization, so beware. Knowing what to do when an incident arises and the steps to take are absolutely critical – essential information which should all be documented accordingly within one’s incident response policies.

Bottom line – data breaches, cyber security threats, and many other malicious exploits are challenging organizations like never before, ultimately requiring comprehensive security measures for helping ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of one’s entire information systems landscape. Unfortunately, security breaches do happen – even with the best controls in place – thus the ability to respond swiftly and effectively is a must for mitigating any further damages. 

It’s the main reason why every organization should have a well-defined and in-depth incident response plan in place – one complete with documented policies and procedures, along with essential forms and templates to be used as necessary.  Structured protocol is extremely important for incident response initiatives as it achieves the following:

  • Responding immediately with best-of-breed information security practices.
  • Isolating the affected systems as quickly as possible, helping minimize the threat to other critical information systems.
  • Helping minimize system downtime, while restoring critical infrastructure to full operational capabilities as quickly as possible.
  • Providing a “lessons learned” approach for every incident, regardless of size, scale, complexity, and severity.

Comprehensive incident response measures require participation and involvement from everyone within an organization, from senior management all the way down to end-users of systems – along with being aware of the following core components of incident response:

  1. Preparation
  2. Detection
  3. Initial Response and Containment
  4. Security Analysis | Recovery and Repair
  5. Communication
  6. Post Incident Activities and Awareness
  7. Monitoring
  8. Reporting of Suspected Incidents
  9. Training
  10. Testing

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