20 for 2020: The Obligatory Car Video

(Incident Response Planning)

Originally from David’s Linkedin:

Ch 19 of Tetra Defense‘s #20for2020: “The Obligatory Car Video”

The past few months have taught us an important lesson in #incidentresponse planning, namely, the value in having one. Even the rosiest of pundits couldn’t claim that the our country has had a coordinated, tested, & well-executed response to #covid19.

But we can dig for gold where we fall. Sure, we’re not going to solve this problem right here on LinkedIn, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from it.

Having an #informationsecurity incident response plan is a vital part of your arsenal because it forces to you do a few key things: think about what your threats are (and even more basic: just acknowledge that you have threats), determine who your key incident response team members are and what roles they have, define what an ‘incident’ actually is, list your key assets and where they’re kept, and take stock of your available resources (including #cyberinsurance).

And perhaps even more important than just having a plan is having tested & responsive plan. A plan that’s not tested is a hope, and hope’s not a strategy.

But a plan that’s been tempered in the boardroom will serve you in the war room.


Check out the rest of the 20 for 2020 video series: