A Guide to Basic Response Planning

12 January 2017

“The difference between a good incident and a bad one is in how you respond, the expertise of your response and the ability to learn from experience”

What is an Incident Response Plan?

An IRP is a company specific guide for how your organisation should respond in the event of a cyber breach. Ultimately the main aim is to manage the incident in such a way that any potential damage is limited, therefore reducing the recovery time and costs.

This guide will break down the Incident Response Plan into the following sections:


Understanding an Incident Response Plan (IRP)

– What is an IRP?

– Why you need an IRP



– Assets

– Threat analysis

– Staff training



– Identify the incident

– Implement cyber threat intelligence

– Contain and remediate

– Resume normal operations


Follow up

– Investigations

– Stakeholders report


Supplier Selection

– Service options


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