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.