A good incident response plan helps to ensure that your organization is well-prepared at all times. There are, however, different considerations when it comes to incident response strategies for cloud-based infrastructure and systems, due in part to the nature of its shared responsibility
How is incident response different in the cloud?
Migrating systems to the cloud is not a lift-and-shift process – which also applies to the incident response process. Cloud is a different realm altogether, and expectedly, cloud incident response is too. The three key aspects that set cloud incident response apart from traditional incident response processes are governance, visibility, and the shared responsibility of the cloud.
CSA is creating a holistic Cloud Incident Response Framework.
With the abundance of Cloud Incident Response (CIR) standards, frameworks and guidelines available in the industry, CSA aims to provide a holistic and consistent view across widely used frameworks for the user. The aim is to serve as a go-to guide for cloud users to effectively prepare for and manage the aftermath of cloud incidents, along with serving as a transparent and common framework for CSPs to share cloud incident response practices with their customers.
Learn more about incident response for the cloud in this quick guide
This working group aims to develop a holistic Cloud Incident Response framework that comprehensively covers key causes of cloud incidents (both security and non-security related), and their handling and mitigation strategies.
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Cloud Incident Response Framework – A Quick Guide
In the event of a critical incident, there is no time to waste figuring out a game plan - every second that goes by puts data at risk of being potentially compromised. With the abundance of Cloud Incident Response (CIR) standards, frameworks and guidelines available in the industry, CSA aims to provide a holistic and consistent view across widely used frameworks for the user, be it CSPs or cloud customers. This framework would cover the major causes of cloud incidents (both security and non-security related), and their handling and mitigation strategies and would serve as a go-to guide for c...