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DS5.6 - Security Incident Definition

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Security Incident Definition

Clearly define and communicate the characteristics of potential security incidents so they can be properly classified and treated by the incident and problem management process.

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  • Proactive security incident detection
  • Reporting of security breaches on a defined and documented level
  • Identified ways of communication for security incidents
  Risk Drivers
  • Undetected security breaches
  • Lack of information for performing counterattacks
  • Missing classification of security breaches

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  1. Describe what a security incident is considered to be. Document within the characteristics a limited number of impact levels to allow commensurate response. Communicate and distribute this information, or relevant parts thereof, to identified people who need to be notified.
  2. Ensure that security incidents and appropriate follow-up actions, including root cause analysis, follow the existing incident and problem management processes.
  3. Define measures to protect confidentiality of information related to security incidents.

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Volume 3, 2107
by Jayakumar Sundaram, CISA, ISO 27001 LA
The SoA is a continuously updated and controlled document that provides an overview of information security implementation.
Volume 6, 2106
by Venkatasubramanian Ramakrishnan, CISM, CRISC, CHFI
Bayesian networks can capture the complex interdependencies among risk factors and can effectively combine data with expert judgment.
Volume 2, 2018
by Ofir Eitan, CISM, CCSK, CTI
In the wake of the Target breach, the threat of cyberattacks using an enterprise’s supply chain as a delivery vector has become a common concern within the information security community.
Volume 2, 2018
by Indrajit Atluri, CRISC, CISM, CISSP, HCISPP, ITILv3
Cyber insurance, along with cyberrisk, has become a very common agenda item on the boardroom discussion list in recent times.
Volume 2, 2018
by Dan Blum, CISSP
How the digital transformation turns out may depend on how well it supports core values such as prosperity, fairness, integrity, transparency and privacy atop an Internet that erodes some of these values.
Volume 1, 2018
by Aditya K. Sood, Ph.D., and Rehan Jalil
With the robust requirements listed by upcoming regulations, such as GDPR, the importance of a cloud app security solution cannot be ignored.

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