Information security incidents cover a wide range of security breaches — from systems and networks to malware and even theft of equipment with confidential data. In 5 minutes you will learn what an information security incident is and how to respond to the threat that has arisen.
An information security incident is a specific event that may indicate that an organization’s information or data has been stolen and the security systems have failed. In other words, an incident is an event that disrupts the usual operation of an enterprise. To avoid this, conduct an IB audit.
Common to most security incidents is that they usually do not have a serious impact on the organization and do not entail tangible damage. However, some serious events can be qualified as a security incident, for example, a DDoS attack.
Information security incidents cover a wide range of security breaches — from systems and networks to malware and even theft of equipment with confidential data.
Examples of security incidents include the following:
attempts by external sources to gain access to systems and data;
unplanned interruption of service or denial of service;
unauthorized processing or storage of data;
unauthorized changes to system hardware, firmware or software;
internal violations of networks and systems;
malicious attacks on systems and networks;
an attack aimed at disrupting, disabling, or destroying an organization’s infrastructure;
an attack aimed at destroying or stealing data.