A Security Incident Response plan is a proactive strategy for responding to incidents relating to technology systems security, also known as cyber security.
The healthiest attitude to adopt towards cyber security is to recognize that at some point there will be a security incident which will need a response strategy.
Just as automobile accidents are almost inevitable, cyber security incidents are practically guaranteed. More so with cyber security incidents, because it is very rare that a human being would venture out with the explicit intention of getting into an accident, whereas there are tireless electronic agents constantly seeking to breach vulnerabilities in technology defenses. Hence the existence of cyber security insurance, very similar in function to auto insurance.
The most recognize frameworks for incident response are NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security). NIST 800-171 is also a required compliance standard for ALL government contractors. The difference between a minimum fine and a maximum fine (NOT covered by Cyber Security Insurance) is being compliant.
Technology Security and Compliance Solutions is an experienced and recognized leader in the Security Incidence response arena. TSCS is also recognized as an expert resource in aiding organizations with becoming NIST 800-171 compliant, implementing the required technology controls and designing Security Incident Response Plans based on our customers specific business requirements and workflows. Contact TSCS now to find out how we can help your organization.