Incident response is an important component in a security awareness program. While not all incidents can be prevented, incident response capabilities can promptly detect and reduce the losses resulting from security attacks.
In September 2014, Home Depot stated that over 56 million credit cards had been compromised in a five-month cyber-attack on their payment systems. This attack simply highlighted the vulnerability of the U.S. retail store’s payment systems. Research the Home Depot incident and reflect on the basic elements of an incident response plan and the attack vectors.
In your initial post, answer the following questions:
•Was the Home Depot incident handled correctly? Incorrectly?
•Could more have been done? If so, what?
Then, thoughtfully respond to your classmates. Give feedback as to whether you think their ideas model elements of an incident response plan. Are there other real-life scenarios that you can use to identify ways of handling cyber-attacks correctly or incorrectly?