NIST Incident Response Communication Plan


To establish a structured approach for responding to and managing security incidents in accordance with NIST guidelines, ensuring timely and effective communication.

Incident Response Phases Table

Phase Description Communication Actions
Preparation Establishing the incident response capability. Develop communication protocols and contact lists.
Detection & Analysis Identifying and analyzing incidents. Notify response team; initiate incident tracking.
Containment, Eradication, & Recovery Limiting the impact of the incident and removing the threat. Coordinate with stakeholders; provide status updates.
Post-Incident Activity Learning from the incident and improving defenses. Debrief stakeholders; update response strategies.

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Key Roles and Responsibilities

Incident Severity Classification

Performance Metrics

Review and Update Cycle

This NIST-based communication plan provides a comprehensive, easy-to-implement framework suitable for any organization seeking to enhance its incident response capabilities. It aligns with best practices for cybersecurity incident management and can be tailored to specific organizational needs

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