Incident Response – Everything You Need to Know

You probably heard us say this before: a cybersecurity incident can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone, with consequences that vary from data leaks to losing huge amounts of money or even regulatory fines. Companies shouldn’t neglect security incident management, and incident handling is not complete without a proper cyber incident response plan. Read on to find out more!

What Is Incident Response

Incident response refers to the steps that should be made to prepare for, detect, contain and recover from a cyber security incident. These steps are described in a document called incident response plan, along with all the procedures and responsibilities of the incident response team. 

Incident Response Plan

Cyber incidents are more than just technical issues; they’re also business complications. The sooner they’re dealt with, the less damage they’ll do – fortunately, more and more companies understand this (the incident response market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.3% until 2023), and understand that they need a cyber security incident response plan. The incident response steps that are essential to this type of plan are the following: 

Preparation

This is the most important part of an incident response plan, as it affects how well an organization

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