Incident response is an organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or attack (also known as an incident). The goal is to handle the situation in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs. An incident response plan includes a policy that defines, in specific terms, what constitutes an incident and provides a step-by-step process that should be followed when an incident occurs.
Each organization will need to define what a computer security-incident is for their site. Examples of general definitions for a computer security-incident might be:
Computer security incident activity can be defined as network or host activity that potentially threatens the security of computer systems.
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