Gartner Research

How to Write a Security Incident Response Procedure Document

Published: 19 December 2014

ID: G00272422

Analyst(s): Andrew Walls, Rob McMillan

Summary

Security incident response procedures are crucial to any chief information security officer's efforts, but these documents can be challenging to write concisely. Gartner's straightforward guidelines can help to make these mission-critical documents more effective, useful and actionable.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Adopt the Five Best Practices for Writing a Security Incident Response Document
  • Develop the Procedure in the Context of a Broader Portfolio of Documents
  • Test the Procedure Regularly; Refine and Improve It as You Gain Experience
  • Ensure That the Document Is Protected, but Available

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