Incident Response


Professionally-Written, Editable & Easily-Implemented NIST 800-61 Based Incident Response Program

Most companies have requirements to document its incident response processes, but they lack the knowledge and experience to undertake such documentation efforts. That means businesses are faced to either outsource the work to expensive consultants or they ignore the requirement and hope they do not get in trouble for being non-compliant with a compliance requirement. In either situation, it is not a good place to be. The good news is that developed a viable incident response program that is based on NIST 800-61 guidance, which is the "gold standard" for incident response frameworks. This document is capable of scaling for any sized company. 


  What Problem Does The CIRP Solve?  

  • Lack of In House Security Experience - Writing security documentation is a skill that many good cybersecurity professionals simple are not proficient at and avoid the task at all cost. Tasking your security analysts and engineers to write comprehensive documentation (e.g., cybersecurity incident response program documentation) means you are actively taking them away from protecting and defending your network, which is not a wise use of their time. The NIST 800-61-based CIRP is an efficient method to obtain a comprehensive incident response program for your organization!
  • Compliance Requirements - Nearly every organization, regardless of industry, is required to have formally-documented incident response program. Requirements range from PCI DSS to NIST 800-171 to EU GDPR. The CIRPis designed with compliance in mind, since it focuses on leading security frameworks to address reasonably-expected incident response activities.  
  • Audit Failures - Security documentation does not age gracefully like a fine wine. Outdated documentation leads to gaps that expose organizations to audit failures and system compromises. The CIRP is easy to maintain and customize for your organization, since it is Microsoft Office-based documentation that you can edit for your needs and keep current as things change in your environment.

 How Does the CIRP Solve It?  

  • Clear Documentation - The CIRP provides comprehensive documentation to prove that your incident response program exists. This equates to a time saving of hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars in staff and consultant expenses!
  • Time Savings - The CIRP can provide your organization with a semi-customized solution that requires minimal resources to fine tune for your organization's specific needs. 
  • Alignment With Leading Practices - The NIST-based CIRP is written to align your organization with leading practices for incident response. 


SEE FOR YOURSELF - EXAMPLE Cybersecurity Incident Response Program (CIRP)

Don't take our word for it - take a look at the examples of NIST 800-61-based Cybersecurity Incident Response Program (CIRP) to see for yourself the level of professionalism and detail that went into it.



CIRP Cost Savings

From surveying cybersecurity professionals, we created the following chart to provide a comparison of options for companies needing a documented cybersecurity risk management program. As you can see, when you factor in internal staff time to perform reviews and refinements with key stakeholders, purchasing a CIRP from ComplianceForge is approximately 9% ($13,500+ savings) of the cost as compared to writing your own documentation and 4% ($34,500+ savings) of the cost as compared to hiring a consultant to write it for you!