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Preparing for the Worst with an Incident Response Plan

Anne Bisagno

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Responding successfully to a cybersecurity incident is like getting to Carnegie Hall: it takes practice, practice, practice. Everyone needs to know what to do and how to do it ahead of time so they don't waste precious time in a crisis trying to figure out what to do first. A solid incident response plan has three parts: 

 

  • An established process that sets out who's in charge in an incident, what resources are available, and the detection and containment options.
  • Identification of critical assets and data so you can determine how they might be threatened and what controls will help you protect them in an incident.
  • Tabletop exercises that test the incident response plan against multiple scenarios, both to help people understand their roles and to detect any weaknesses in the plan.
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Xantrion can help you develop an incident response plan, practice putting it into effect, and help you respond when a cybersecurity breach happens. Contact us for more information.

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