Incident Response Planning: How to Prevent, Detect and Respond to a Security Breach

February 10th, 2021   |     |  security & compliance

Every week we seem to hear about another security breach. The recent breach of thousands of Washington State residents that applied for unemployment comes immediately to mind. No matter what industry you are in, you need to make sure you are protected. Any sort of breach can hurt your organization’s reputation and cost thousands to millions of dollars.

A key step in ensuring that your data and your customer’s data is secure is to establish an Incident Response Plan. Creating this plan is a key step in ensuring that you have appropriately prepared your environment to not only prevent breaches but to detect them quickly and respond appropriately. The breach of the Washington State unemployment data occurred back in December 2020 but was not detected until at least a month later.

We at OneLogin take security very seriously and have developed our own Incident Response Plan. We have taken what we know and have learned and created this simple cheatsheet of the 6 Phases of an Incident Response Plan, so you have a straightforward guide to refer to when working on your own plan. Whether you are just creating your plan or you have a plan in place and want to make sure you have addressed all recommended areas that an Incident Response Plan should cover, take a look at this cheatsheet.

Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

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Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

View all posts by Alicia Townsend

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