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Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

Goal 3: Cyber Incident Response Planning


Goal 3Benefits - Create effective strategy for handling cybersecurity incidents; minimize incident impacts; strengthen municipal defenses against future incidents; and help municipalities to understand their cybersecurity environment, identify risks and gaps, and create effective protection and response strategies.

How - Create a plan by utilizing resources/tools to identify data, systems, and technical infrastructure in order to protect against cyber attacks, and possible actions to take for recovery if a cyber attack occurs.

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Resources

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CyberSC

Materials from the Cyber Incident Response Plan Workshops for Municipalities which explain the value of cyber incident response plans, provide self-assessment and planning guidance, and give municipalities the tools and resources they need to create a cyber incident response plan https://cybersc.us/resources/MASC/IRtools.html


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SANS Institute Incident Handler’s Handbook SANS Institute document that concisely describes a six-step incident handling process and includes a handy incident handler’s checklist for each of the steps (i.e. preparation, identification, containment, system -backup, eradication, recovery, and lessons learned) https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/incident/incident-handlers-handbook-33901 All
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Incident Handling Guide Provides information on how to prepare, identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from a cybersecurity incident. Includes examples and checklists https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/
NIST.SP.800-61r2.pdf
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The SC Cyber Association , a 501(c)(6) non-profit that provides professional development and connection opportunities in the Palmetto State.


The SC Cyber Foundation , a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funding for cyber education in the Palmetto State.


CyberSC is a member affiliate of CyberUSA

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