Gartner Research

Prepare for the Inevitable With an Effective Security Incident Response Plan

Published: 12 October 2016

ID: G00311337

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan , Matthew T. Stamper


A serious security incident is a question of "when," not "if." This reality makes developing effective response plans a critical concern for any CISO. Security and risk management leaders should include both technical and nontechnical resources in incident response preparations.

Table Of Contents


  • Why You Must Prepare

Research Highlights

  • Developing Your Incident Response Process
  • Preparing Your People
  • Implementing the Operational Response
  • Case Studies

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