Disaster Recovery and Incidence Response
Cybersecurity incidents are part of everyday life for businesses today. How do you recover from a disaster, (Flood, fire, theft, ransomware) or address the requirements for Incident Response, (breach, human error, ransomware or third-party attack)?
Understanding the difference between both of these and having appropriate controls in place to address these is paramount.
While it may seem that a single document covering all possible scenarios is going to save time, it can make the situation more stressful when a large complex document has to be stepped through when staff are stressed dealing with a security emergency
Having 2 shorter documents allows staff to perform the steps that are needed and the shorter documents can easily be amended if updates are required
Having an Incident Response Plan is now more important than ever.
Hackers today use sophisticated technologies and ever-changing tactics to either steal valuable information from businesses or make threats and demand ransom payments. Human error can also play a part in this issue and there are companies of all sizes having to deal with the clean up after there has been a data breach.
What Is An Incident Reponse?
IT and security teams often always see eye to eye as risk management and compliance teams, but they need to work togehther to the risk management world to create better IR, and DR plans to deal with cyberattacks. For this reason, DR and IR planning should fall under the same umbrella and be worked on together. When dealing with the different types of incidents that an IT organisation faces daily, it is essential to have processes in place to analyse incidents and make informed decisions about response and mitigation. The types of incidents where an IRP comes into play include data breaches, denial of service attacks, firewall breaches, viruses, malware and insider threats. These types of incidents are not necessarily significant catastrophes, but they can quickly become substantial catastrophes if not responded to quickly and acted upon appropriately. By supplementing manual incident response with automated manuals, organisations can reduce the burden on security teams and respond to many more security incidents more quickly and effectively.
Uptodate Incident Response Plan
The following are the main reasons why you should have a robust incident response plan: