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CSW S1, E35 - Why Do I Need an Incident Response Plan?

Fred Cobb – CISO and VP of Services, InfoSystems
Garrett Boyd – vCIO and Security Engineer, InfoSystems

This episode of the Cybersecurity Weekly Podcast is Part 18 of our series on the Center for Internet Security Top 20 Controls. Here's a quick list of where we're at:

Basic CIS Controls 1-6
Foundational CIS Controls 7-16
Organizational CIS Controls
17. Implement a Security Awareness and Training Program
18. Application Software Security
19. Incident Response and Management Having an incident response plan could mean the difference between your organization losing public trust overnight and gaining it. An incident response plan is important for every size of organization. From small mom and pop shops to global enterprises. An incident response plan consists of creating a response infrastructure, which includes but isn't limited to:
- Plans
- Defined Roles (who does what when disaster strikes)
- Training
- Communication
- Management Oversight

An incident response plan isn't only useful to maintain your organization's reputation and keep as much information secure as possible. It is also, beneficial in preparing all employees for natural disasters and cyber-attacks. Having a plan in place ahead of time allows for better communication and training practices to be put in place. Making your organization better prepared when disaster strikes.

You can implement these CIS controls yourself, but it may cost you a substantial amount of time, money, and effort. There are Cybersecurity experts who specialize in getting these controls set up for hundreds of organizations.

Listen to the full episode to learn how your business can begin following the Center for Internet Security Top 20 Controls and make your company more secure.

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This episode discusses Control 19 of the CIS (Center for Internet Security) "Top 20 Controls." The Top 20 Controls are a set of prioritized best practices designed to help organizations protect themselves from cyber-attacks. It is a framework for every organization, whether you have a full department of IT support or don't have security programs or measures in place. You can learn more about the 20 CIS Controls here.

See the break-down of these CIS Controls' Sub-Controls here.

Discover how other organizations are using these controls here.

Download the CIS Controls for more details on implementing this and the other 19 Controls here.