Incident Response plans (IRPs) and Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs)

Cybercrimes and security breaches have been running rampant over the past year. It is critical for organizations to introduce strategies that help reduce the likelihood and impact of realized cyber threats. As part of a defense in depth organizations can achieve better security. Having both incident response plans (IRPs) and disaster recovery plans (DRPs) are key components of implementing defense in depth and is paramount to improving all organizations’ ability to respond and recover from cyber incidents.
Incident Response Plan

It is essential to understand some of the key differences between IRPs and DRPs. Previously, we wrote an article on behalf of IN-SEC-M on IRP and DRP, read on.

What are Incident Response Plans?

An incident response plan is a set of procedures that your organization will follow in the event of a security breach. IRPs should support the organization and be well embedded into organizational policies to ensure that there is a wide reach. Organizations that do not integrate IRPs into policies increase their risk of staff being unable to execute on the documented procedures. Having a well-executed incident response plan provides internal and external stakeholders assurance that your organization is prepared to reduce recovery time objectives (RTOs) thus minimizing the impact of breaches. Organizations should follow well established, well-reputed frameworks when constructing IRPs. 

What are Disaster Recovery Plans?

Disaster recovery plans address greater questions about people, processes and technology associated with organizations. People and human safety are always the top priority DRPs (link). DRPs focus on the enterprise by paying close attention to immediate response and minimizing overall damage. There are additional details and procedures tied to incident response plans. 

It is important to have both in to uphold resilience and provide the necessary levels of assurance to vendors and partners. DRPs and IRPs help organizations recover quickly if implemented properly. Chat with us to learn more. 

Sign up to receive updates and newsletters from

Recent Posts

Follow Us