Preparing for cyber incidents involves more than merely being ready to react
to (and neutralize) a one-off cyber attack. It involves the ability to respond effectively, plan proactively, and to defend your critical systems and data assets. To get ahead of evolving threats, and to recover thoroughly when attacks do occur, you need to be familiar with the Cyber Incident Management Life Cycle.
Cyber incidents can run the gamut, from a simple email phishing attack to sophisticated malware or ransomware. Organizations now are investing more than ever in cyber-incident and attack preparedness, with 74% of companies saying Best Practices for incident prevention are their number one cybersecurity priority, followed by compliance mandates at a close second. A major part of this investment in readiness is the Incident Management Lifecycle, which lays out a framework of event management and how companies should respond in the event of an attack, hack, or breach.
But what exactly is the incident response lifecycle? What are the various stages in the life cycle of incident management, and what specific elements, steps, and processes do they entail? Read on to learn about the incident management lifecycle process, and how it can be used to protect your business.