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2/2/2017
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Terry Sweeney
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10 Essential Elements For Your Incident-Response Plan

The middle of a DDoS attack or ransomware infection is hardly the time to start talking about divisions of labor, or who should do what when.
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Look Who's Talking

Every solid incident-response plan must specify who is going to handle internal communications with management, staff and clients (quite possible they will be different people) as well as who will handle external communications with the media and investors. By being highly detailed about roles and responsibilities, organizations can help minimize the potential assumptions about who does what.

Who's handling these various communication functions must also be widely disseminated so there's less confusion in the middle of an incident and everyone has a document to refer to in the heat of the moment.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons, via Flickr, courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simoes

Look Who's Talking

Every solid incident-response plan must specify who is going to handle internal communications with management, staff and clients (quite possible they will be different people) as well as who will handle external communications with the media and investors. By being highly detailed about roles and responsibilities, organizations can help minimize the potential assumptions about who does what.

Who's handling these various communication functions must also be widely disseminated so there's less confusion in the middle of an incident and everyone has a document to refer to in the heat of the moment.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons, via Flickr, courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simes

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Re: Step #11
@jmyerson: Indeed.  On the one hand, this is what the cloud is for.  On the other hand, the cloud brings with it its own inherent vulnerability and security issues -- and, regardless, you'll still need an IT "command post"/"HQ", so to speak.
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