New Training: Security Operations and Monitoring
In this 4-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer John Munjoma teaches you the process of analyzing potential indicators of compromise and the importance of incident response procedures when responding to a security breach. Watch this new CompTIA training.
Watch the full course: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst
This training includes:
- 4 videos
- 26 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- The Importance Of The Incident Response Process
- Applying Appropriate Incident Response Procedures
- Analyzing Potential Indicators Of Compromise 1
- Analyzing Potential Indicators Of Compromise 2
Why an Incident Response Plan is Important for Organizations
Most InfoSec professionals today don't plan for if a data breach might occur in their organization but rather when one will happen. In the world of cybersecurity today, cyber-attacks are increasingly more common. So, organizations need to have an incident response plan.
An incident response plan is a roadmap for handling whether an incident qualifies as a breach and which security teams are responsible for what actions. Depending on the flow of an incident response plan, these decisions and reactions can have different impacts on a business and other stakeholders.
For instance, due to laws like GDPR, it is important to understand whether an incident has qualified as a data breach. GDPR requires businesses operating within the European Union to publicly announce data breaches within a set time limit. If it's found that organizations do not provide proper disclosure, that organization can face stiff fines.
That is only one reason why an incident response plan is important. An incident response plan handles everything from properly identifying an incident to analyzing and remediating that incident to ensure it is dealt with in a timely manner with as little confusion as possible.