New Training: Incident Readiness and Frameworks
In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bob Salmans dives into incident response and preparedness. Explore ways to prepare for an incident and the overall incident response process. Watch this new cybersecurity training.
Watch the full course: CompTIA Security+
This training includes:
47 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Credential Attacks Pt.1
Credential Attacks Pt.2
Incident Response Process
Additional Plans and Considerations
The Final Phase of Preparing for Incident Response: Breaking Things
The world of IT in the enterprise environment is a tough mistress. There are a lot of moving components that depend on various teams of people to keep things running. When IT systems go down, money is lost. That could impose things like fines, lawsuits, or simply lost sales. So, IT departments need to have incident response plans organized and ready for the eventual misstep. An incident response plan isn't any good unless you know it works, though.
Planning incident response plans can be a challenge. As we stated above, there are a lot of moving components typically handled by different teams of people. Part of an incident response plan is to outline stakeholders, who is responsible for what, and what the process is for triaging and mitigating issues.
Though these plans are great, IT departments need to practice them to ensure they are thought out properly and not out of date. Think about this. The military practices war games to ensure their mode of operations is sound. An IT department isn't any different. They need to practice their incident response plans occasionally to ensure they work as expected.