Seven Key Components to Start Your Incident Response Plan

Share  
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9
Previous Next

Click through for seven key components organizations need to create an effective incident response plan, as identified by Ken Silva, president, ManTech Cyber Solutions International.

Today, organizations are overwhelmed with the volume, variety and complexity of cyber attacks. They are equally overwhelmed with the variety and complexity of cyber security solutions, particularly the overlapping capabilities offered by vendors with a "me too" attitude. This is flagrantly evident with "incident response tools;" every vendor wants to be their customer's incident response solution.

The cybersecurity incident response cannot be a simple extension or an after-thought. It's a discipline that organizations have tried to hone in on since the first malware was discovered, and it requires a thoughtful, evolutionary and comprehensive approach commensurate with the changing cyber threat landscape. Any tool that purports to be an incident response tool must seamlessly integrate with an organization's incident response strategy, the core of which includes an incident response policy, plan, procedures and service levels. Collectively, this is called the incident response program.

Regardless of the size of an enterprise or its industry, organizations must create and implement an incident response program to effectively and confidently respond to the current and emerging cyber threats. More often than not, companies make simple mistakes in developing and implementing these programs largely because they are focused on the day-to-day, versus a comprehensive strategy to combat persistent cyber threats. Ken Silva, president of cyber strategy at ManTech Cyber Solutions, offers seven key elements required to establish a robust, evolutionary and durable incident response program that delivers results.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
More Slideshows

Security49-190x128 Using Tokenization for Superior Data Security

With the launch of ApplePay for secure online and mobile payments, tokenization has become a hot topic in data security. ...  More >>

SurfWatch2014Q3IT0x IT Industry Shellshocked in Q3: How to Plan for What's Next

Making the right investments can minimize the cyber risks your organization faces, but this requires looking at the complete picture and not just a few pieces. ...  More >>

Security48-290x195 Five Myths Holding Your Security Program Back

In reviewing this list, continue to ask yourself how to apply the advice to your organization and its unique cybersecurity ecosystem. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 
Close
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date