Incident Response

In addition to ensuring that your security system is up-to-date, MJJT Cyber Security Professionals can help you improve your company's incident response management.

What is incident response plan?

An incident response plan is a set of instructions to help IT staff detect, respond to, and recover from network security incidents. These types of plans address issues like cybercrime, data loss, and service outages that threaten daily work. Basically, this entails setting up emergency procedures for the worst-case scenarios. Drafting a cyber security incident response plan is a long and tedious process, but it is vital to your company's long-term viability that you develop and manage your incident response process now. That way, you're prepared to detect, respond to, and recover from security breaches.

How to develop an effective incident response plan?

Secured Transactions Cybersecurity professionals will work with you through the often drawn-out process to prepare your company for an IT emergency and its aftermath.
  1. Information security incidents are inevitable. The goal of an effective information security incident management strategy is to process incidents as effectively as possible and minimize the impact of the incident on the institution.
  2. The first step to being prepared is to make sure you have a preapproved plan in place for detecting, identifying, analyzing, and responding to any IT anomalies.
  3. Make sure you have an efficient communication process and a clear chain of command, so that if someone thinks something's wrong, they know whom to bring their concerns to.
  4. Ensure your organization has a means of investigating and documenting security incidents. The more information IT professionals have, the more effectively they can save your computers.
  5. Create a procedure for communicating with internal and external parties, including the media, law enforcement, and especially clients.
  6. We begin drafting your incident management process by modeling it on known security incidents.
  7. We will help you determine which past issues your system is most vulnerable to. Just as you conduct fire drills with your employees, you should make sure they are well versed in your IT incident management procedures.
  8. You should also be sure to refine and update your response plans so that they keep pace with new developments and threats.
  9. After any incident, you should always review your response to see what could have gone better and what improvements are necessary.

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About the Author: Jenny Jo

Jenny Jo is the president and co-founder of MJJT Consultants. Ms. Jo is a Software Engineer, a Cyber Security Auditor, and an IT Project Manager. She is also a Certified Informatin Security Manager (CISM) which certifies her to audit information systems, as well as design, build, and magage businesses' information security programs.