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A Cyber Incident Response (IR) plan is the organized approach that an organization takes to both address and manage the repercussions of a cyberattack or incident. This type of attack could refer to any event that could lead to disruption or a loss of an organization’s services, functions, or operations. Essentially, it’s the process of detecting a cyber attack, then taking the proper steps to evaluate and clean up what has happened. The overarching goal of an IR plan is to reduce damage and recovery time.

When it comes to cybersecurity and an IR plan, it’s all about planning ahead and having a plan of attack before it is actually necessary. Rather than being an IT-centric process, IR is an overall business function that helps ensure your organization can make quick decisions based on dependable information. Oftentimes, IT security staff is involved, as well as representatives from other core areas of the organization, such as HR and Comms. 

So, let’s take a deeper look at Cyber Incident Response. In this 3-part blog series, we’ll take a deep dive into IR and cover:

• Cyber IR: Why you need it 

• Building your IR team

• Creating an IR Plan

By the time we get to the last blog, you’ll have learned some actionable IR strategies!

Learn more about IR and how DomainTools can help keep your information safe:

SANS 2019 Incident Response Survey

The Beginner’s Guide to Building Your IR Playbook

Essential Components of a World Class Security Team