Who Should Read this White Paper? 

If you are in charge of your company’s PCI or HIPAA compliance, you know the importance of an effective incident response plan. Perhaps you run a small to medium-sized business, and you want your employees to take purposeful actions when a data breach occurs.

Additionally, HR professionals are often in charge of ensuring cybersecurity training, including an incident response plan.

Ultimately, this whitepaper is for anyone who desires the peace of mind that their co-workers or employees are adequately trained to respond to a data security incident.


What is included in this white paper?

An essential part of creating an incident response plan is understanding the “why” behind every phase. A detailed incident response plan includes six phases, including, preparation, identification, containment, eradication, recovery, and review. Once your plan is created, you will need to implement it company-wide successfully. The steps for successful implementation include:

  • Identifying and prioritizing risks

  • Identifying potential threats

  • Establishing procedures

  • Setting up a response team

  • Selling your plan

  • Training your staff

Finally, by conducting tabletop exercises, you can test your staff’s ability to apply your incident response plan.



Who is SecurityMetrics?

SecurityMetrics is a PCI certified Qualified P2PE Assessor (P2PE QSA), Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Certified Forensic Investigator (PFI), and Managed Security provider with 20 years of data security experience. From local shops to some of the world’s largest brands, we help all businesses achieve data security through managed services and compliance mandates (PCI, HIPAA, GDPR). SecurityMetrics has tested over 1 million systems for data security and compliance.