Cyber Incident Response Plan (CIRP)

A Cyber Incident Response Plan provides a structured approach to managing a cyber security incident. It ensures all required actions have distinct ownership and clearly defined lines of communication.

The CIRP is a whole business responsibility and the foundation of a CIRP is a suitable Cyber Incident Response Team. This team will require representation from many functional departments and senior management representation. CIRP Teams typically consist of the following functions –

  • Senior Management
  • Data Protection
  • IT/IT Security
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Marketing/Communications

The CIRP team is supported by a suitable set of response templates that ensure the technical procedural requirements and stakeholder communications are delivered in a timely manner. We also recommend that the CIRP is tested by a suitable tabletop exercise to ensure it functions as expected.

The creation of a CIRP is not an onerous task, the support from Evolve North to build a CIRP is typically four to five days.

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