One of our previous blogs spoke in-depth about data breaches, how frequent they occur, the magnitude of the breach, and if it does happen. So, let’s assume the worst; what if, due to unforeseen circumstances, there’s a sudden data breach in your organisation? In retrospect, the smartest thing to do is have an incident response plan in place. But what does that mean, and who implements these? An incident response plan puts forth a sequence of actions and solutions to be followed in case of security incidents. An incident response team consists of experts assigned to implement the incident response plan. The team generally consists of IT experts who try to limit or contain the incident as quickly as possible. Every organisation needs to have an incident response plan because if you have never had a breach, it’s more likely to happen in the future. It doesn’t matter whether the threat is virtual or physical; losing data and an organisation’s sensitive assets can bring operations to a halt.
An ideal incident response plan should include the following information:
What are the stages involved in Incident Response Plans?
Now that we finished discussing an incident response plan and its various stages are involved, it’s time to think and ask yourself. Does your business have an incident response team or plan set in place? If not, think again. Would you rather risk the organisation’s security system or take proactive measures to contain and have a contingency plan in place? The answer is simple, so don’t waste any more of your time! It’s never too late. Get started on your incident response plan today.