CISA Issues Cybersecurity Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks
On Nov. 16, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a “Playbook” to be used in planning and conducting cybersecurity vulnerability and incident response activity. The “Playbook” underscores the importance of having plans to coordinate the response to cyber incidents in anticipation of future cyberattacks and was created in response to The White House’s Executive Order (EO) 14028: Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, which charged CISA, as the operational lead for federal cybersecurity, to develop a standard set of operating procedures for federal agencies’ information systems.
The Federal Government Cybersecurity Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks give federal civilian executive branch (FCEB) agencies operating procedures for planning to respond to cybersecurity incidents and vulnerabilities. The playbooks provide illustrated decision trees and detail each step for both incident and vulnerability response. Although the playbooks apply to FCEB agencies, agency contractors, or another organization on behalf of the agency, all organizations, public or private, are encouraged to review and use the playbooks as a guide to craft their specific approach to vulnerability and incident response plans, practices, and procedures.
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Internal investigations have become a key focus for in-house counsel and HR leaders, particularly as a result of the #MeToo movement, the lessons from the Andrew Cuomo investigation, and the emergence of whistleblowers.
Window on Washington – November 22, 2021, Vol. 5, Issue 47
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