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Creating an Incident Response Checklist to Prepare for a Data Breach

January 30, 2018

When faced with an external attack or data breach, an organization is helpless unless it has an incident response plan firmly in place. The goal of such a plan is to minimize the damage of an attack, meaning that the recovery effort should take as little time as possible and avoid unnecessary costs, which include more than just money. In fact, sometimes the greatest cost of a data breach is reputational damage and the erosion of customer trust.

An incident response plan typically includes a list of processes that must be completed when a breach occurs and defines what activity actually constitutes a security incident.

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