Feds Issue a Computer Security Incident Handling Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the US Department of Commerce has just released a 79 page guide on how security incidents should be handled.  This publication (800-61) is Revision 2 of the guide and has a detail discussion of the composition, interrelationships with others (before – during – after) , and responsibilities of the Incident Response Team.

Incident Response Team

To download a full copy of the guide go to:

http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-61r2.pdf

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.