Practising your response to a cyber incident ensures you, your incident response teams and your stakeholders remain effective during an actual security incident. Performing incident exercises will help:
Identify potential weaknesses in incident response plans and procedures
Improve communication and coordination among incident response team members
Increase readiness and the ability to quickly and effectively respond to an incident
Increase confidence in your company's ability to handle an actual incident
You should consider the following when planning incident response exercises:
Start with tabletop exercises, and as you mature, include simulated incidents
Rehearse incidents that require the involvement of stakeholders from different departments and levels across the business, as the impacts of a cyber incident can be far-reaching
Use real-world incident scenarios and data for drills and exercises
Regularly conduct a post-exercise review and use the feedback to improve incident response plans
Continuously update and test incident response plans and procedures, including reviewing team member roles and responsibilities
ICA Consultancy has helped companies of various sizes and industries define and deliver cyber incident and crisis exercises, including identifying and delivering the required improvements.
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