disaster recovery & cybersecurity: Lesson 6

Incident Response from an IT Perspective

Deb Zsigalov, the Chief Information Security Officer at MTSU, will be discussing incident response plans from the IT perspective. 


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Video Lesson Topics

- Defining an Incident Response Plan

An Incident Response Plan is how IT professionals are going to minimize damage done by a cyber incident. This plan will have the detailed step-by-step actions your team will take to mitigate and stop the spread of a cyber attack. The plan should be well documented and written down.

- What Should it Include?

  • The incident response plan should cover small incidents all the way up to a large cyber attack incident. 
  • Team members and their roles should be clearly defined within this plan. 
  • Maybe the most important part of creating an incident response plan, would be to rehearse and practice all the scenarios within before there is actually an incident in the workplace. 

- Where to Begin?

The hardest part of creating the plan can be where to begin or how to organize the information. Templates and outlines are available at: 



These websites provide solid clear documentation to follow, so that you are not having to start from scratch. 

Topics & Lessons

Each Below Topic Contains a Video Lesson and Helpful Downloadable Information


What is Cybersecurity?


Disaster Recovery Plan


Insurance for Your Business


Preparing for a Cyber Incident


Training & Awareness to Prevent Your Employees from Being Victims


Incident Response from an IT Perspective


IT Disaster Recovery for Natural Events


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