Security+: Incident Response Procedures

Introduction

As technology evolves, so do the security risks we face. Data breaches and cyber-attacks are an everyday part of our lives, and businesses need to accept the fact that at some point they’ll have to deal with a security threat. If you’re a business owner, having an incident response plan in place is crucial, as it helps you and your team stay organized amidst the chaos of the attack and lets you contain it before it becomes fatal. You need an action plan for everything from intrusions, cyber-theft, denial of service to even fire, floods, and other security-related events.

Things to Consider while Creating Incident Response Plan

A good incident response plan should help you deal with not just one but a vast array of crises that could potentially hurt your company. Your plan should describe each possible situation and outline the steps that need to be taken to limit the damage caused.

One effective way businesses can take pre-emptive action is by getting their core response team certified by the CompTIA. A CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) Security+ certification trains each individual on how to anticipate security risks and prevent them before they occur. In case an incident does occur, they will be prepared to resolve a wide variety of security issues.

Before putting an incident response plan together for your business, there are certain things that you need to consider and figure out beforehand.

  • Categorizing and documenting incidents: Having an incident classification structure in place is crucial to enabling swift identification and remediation of the incident. Classify any potential risks according to category, type, and severity. Remember to record and analyze each incident that does occur; this will also help refine your classification model and help contain similar future incidents efficiently.
  • Roles and responsibilities: As soon as (Read more...)

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