What Is Incident Response?

An incident is an event (network outage, system failure, data breach, etc.) that can lead to loss of, or disruption to, an organization’s operations, services or functions. Incident Response is an organization’s effort to detect, analyze, and correct the hazards caused due to an incident. In the most common cases, when an incident response is mentioned, it usually relates to security incidents. Sometimes incident response and incident management are more or less used interchangeably.

However, an incident can be of any nature, it doesn’t have to be tied to security, for example:

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