Reviewing incident response plans for data risk preparedness

Don’t let holes in your incident response plan review open gaping vulnerabilities in how you act on security events.

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Incident response plan reviews are growing in importance with the rapidly increasing numbers and types of information security incidents that companies must face. The enterprise must approach these reviews with a view toward effective event response.

Yet more than one-quarter of incident-response (IR) professionals (26 percent) are dissatisfied with their current organization’s IR capabilities, calling them ineffective, according to a SANS Institute survey on the state of IR. After initial plan creation, the review is the opportunity to correct that ineffectiveness.

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