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5 Key Steps to Create an Effective Security Incident Response Plan

Posted January 24, 2019 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies

Most organizations will experience a large security incident at some point. The difference between an organization that survives and thrives following an incident versus one that flounders can be summed up in one word: preparation. Athletes, emergency responders, performers, and many others practice for hours before the main event. So why do organizations not do the same for security incidents? Urgent timelines, high stress, uncontrollable events, and scrutiny from customers, regulators, press, and investors are surely good reasons to put better preparation practice in place. While many organizations have a disaster recovery and business continuity plan, few focus on preparing specifically for a large security incident. In this Advisor, we examine the preparation of a strategic incident response plan.

About The Author
Aurobindo Sundaram
Aurobindo “Robin” Sundaram is Head of Information Assurance & Data Protection at RELX Group, an FTSE 100 listed company. Mr. Sundaram is responsible for creating and developing security and risk management policies, procedures, and standards; collaborating with CSOs to implement these policies; creating and enhancing fraud-detection technologies; investigat­ing and responding to security incidents; and ensuring compliance with information… Read More
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