A Strategic Approach to Create Consistency in Incident Response

7 Steps to Raise Your Incident Response IQ

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Scoring to Unlock Potential

For over a century, educators have used IQ tests to measure reasoning abilities and to gauge how well someone uses information and logic to answer questions or make predictions. Scores from IQ tests have become a favorite way to determine where strengths and opportunities for improvement lie in order to project future success.

Like IQ tests, incident response depends on more than just meeting compliance with privacy regulations, it’s a measure of how your organization will fare in the event of a future audit or investigation by enforcement agencies.

With this guide, you’ll explore how to ensure consistency when assessing incidents for breach determination and reporting. In 7 easy steps you can learn where your incident response process excels and where you can make preparations for future growth.

The Key is Consistency

Beyond a one-time evaluation, organizations need to be ready for the tests that security and privacy incidents present every day. Given the increased regulatory, reputational, and financial risks that these potential breaches pose, you have to be ready to respond quickly, effectively, and – of course – consistently.

Through consistency, you can establish a trustworthy, repeatable process for managing risk assessment and getting to notification decisions.

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What is included in this guide?

  • 3 steps to create a consistent and compliant in incident response
  • 2 ways documentation can help create repeatable processes to establish burden of proof
  • 2 ways you can use data to drive continuous improvement

Reporting and Documentation are a lot like Test Scores

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In the event of an audit, your organization will need to be able to prove that you have a culture of privacy and compliance and demonstrate consistency throughout the incident management lifecycle. All of that requires documentation.

To establish a burden of proof, it’s important to demonstrate consistency and to document your risk assessment and remediation actions.

With the expanding and volatile risk picture, organizations are struggling with several questions:

  • How to ensure consistency when assessing incidents for breach determination and reporting (Arguably the single most important challenge for most organizations)
  • How to make incident response processes efficient, scalable, and cost-effective
  • How to keep up with and meet changing regulatory deadlines and requirements in a timely way amid mounting legal expenses
  • How to promote communication among siloed teams (Security, Compliance, Privacy, Legal, etc.) to ensure incidents don’t slip through the cracks

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