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Key steps for security incident response planning
This article is part of the April 2011 issue of Information Security magazine
Most IT leaders know they must align with the business to be successful. However, one area where organizations continue to slip up is incident response planning. Enterprises spend copious amounts of time developing security policies and processes in order to secure systems and prevent breaches and data loss. Yet when a security breach occurs, they typically don't have a process in place to manage a coordinated response, within IT and external to IT. There are a variety of reasons organizations may not have a coordinated security incident response plan. Perhaps the organization has invested in IT security, which is about technology, rather than information security, which focuses on strategy and business process. Part of that business component is incident handling. While incident handling is tactical in nature, it's driven out of program strategy and is used to manage tactical responses. SECURITY INCIDENT HANDLING DEFINED Information security incident handling is an action plan for dealing with intrusions (internal/external), ...
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