10 common cyber incident response mistakes

10 common cyber incident response mistakes

A proactive and comprehensive incident response program is a critical element of information security. When the integrity of a computer network or information system is compromised, responding appropriately will minimize business disruptions and reduce the impact on the agency’s mission. Ten major mistakes can hinder a government agency’s response effort to data breaches, cyber-attacks, and other serious security events.


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In the unpredictable and fast-paced battle against cyber attackers, well-prepared incident response teams are a powerful weapon in an agency’s arsenal. Responsible for assessing security systems and responding to security threats, incident response teams play a vital role in resolving issues and controlling damage of system breaches, malware exposure, and other security events.

Addressing ten common incident response mistakes can help organizations determine if their incident response teams are capable of solving, rather than exacerbating, their security problems.

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