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IDG Contributor Network: The incident response plan you never knew you had

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 27, 2015.

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    Computer incidents today are a far cry from those of the past. Computer incidents involving data breaches today can take down businesses and leadership, in much the same way or greater than an earthquake or fire can destroy a company through a physical business outage. Data breaches such as that at Target have shown that having the ability to recognize an incident quickly and escalate up to appropriate leadership is a critical business competency.

    Instead of reinventing the wheel why not leverage the existing business continuity plan (BCP) to build the computer incident response plan (CIRP)? The business continuity plan in all likelihood is in place and may have some measure of review and exercise already. By leveraging important elements of the existing BCP and resources, the security team can jump start the CIRP and obtain a faster and more responsive organization.

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