Creating a proactive incident response program

March 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently wrote an article for on creating a proactive incident response program.

Here’s the introduction (click the link above to continue reading):

Information security incidents are a fact of life. We have witnessed them on the news and within our own organizations — attackers are getting into networks and stealing corporate secrets and customer data. It’s vital to take a proactive approach to incident response to be sure certain enterprises are equipped and ready for the next incident.

Incident preparation helps enterprises maintain controlled and efficient responses during chaotic incident response moments. While the ideal scenario would involve companies avoiding incidents altogether, it’s important to be realistic and make preparations that will allow for a brisk response in the event of a security incident. There are numerous steps to take in preparation, and in this tip, I outline several necessary steps for creating an efficient security incident response program.



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