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Do I need an Incident Response Plan?

Do I need an Incident Response Plan? is yes.

If you are in business and handle data and systems, you need a plan for what to do should a cyber event occur and you become breached.

Please find the South East Cyber Resilience Centre (SECRC) plan template.

Why is it important to have a Cyber Incident Response Plan?

A cyber security incident response plan provides a process that will help your business, charity or third-sector organisation to respond effectively in the event of a cyber-attack.

How to use this template?

  • You are free to use, share, adapt and build upon this material, but you may not use this material for commercial purposes.

  • We suggest reviewing the pack and editing names and numbers where necessary before distributing it to your organisation.

  • Consider printing Appendix H to help staff with a clear reporting procedure at the beginning of any incident.

  • Use the checklist to provide a prompt response that will limit the damage of any attack whilst communicating effectively through your channels to keep suppliers, customers, and staff onside. The checklist will help to calmly guide a response through a time of heightened stress and confusion.



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