The incident response playbook

One key aspect of the incident response plan is the use of playbooks. An Incident Response Playbook is a set of instructions and actions to be performed at every step in the incident response process. The playbooks are created to give organizations a clear path through the process, but with a degree of flexibility in the event that the incident under investigation does not fit neatly into the box.

A good indicator of which playbooks are critical is the organization's risk assessment. Examining the risk assessment for any threat rated critical or high will indicate which scenarios need to be addressed via an incident response playbook. Most organizations would identify a number of threats, such as a network intrusion ...

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