Incident Response Plan

What is An Incident Response Plan (IRP) and How Do I Draft One?

An incident response plan is a set of instructions to help you detect, respond to, and recover from security incidents or data breaches. IRPs address issues like cybercrime, data loss, and service outages that shut down or partially shut down your business.

A data breach can impact your business for days, weeks or months. A well-crafted IRP will provide you with a detailed plan that will help identify an incident and then stop, contain and control the incident. If you have cyberinsurance, your policy may require you to have an IRP.

Sensei can help you draft an IRP appropriate for your business, one that will assist in investigating and remediating an incident with the help of everyone the IRP identifies as being part of the incident response team.

You may well need a data breach lawyer to assist in meeting your legal obligations. You certainly need a digital forensics team quickly to investigate and remediate the situation. While you may need to report a data breach to your regional FBI office or the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), it is wise to have experienced legal counsel and the digital forensic team at work first.

No business is 100% secure. The vast majority of businesses have suffered cyber incidents and many have suffered a data breach. Many were thrown into chaos by having no Incident Response Plan. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.”

Let Sensei help you draft an appropriate IRP for you. We can even help train your employees on the plan.   

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