Step 3: Develop an Incident Response Plan

How do I develop an incident response plan?

How many data incidents were reported in your school or district in the last year? Unfortunately, many organizations are unable to answer this question. Data incidents cannot be reported if personnel is unsure how to identify and report them. Having an effective data incident response plan in place can help to minimize the potential damage to your organization's reputation, harm to the individuals involved, and financial repercussions.

  • Establish a Data Breach Incident Manager for the organization
  • Establish Data Stewards in every building
  • Establish a procedure for identifying and responding to data incidents

Security Awareness Steps

  1. Build Awareness and Leadership Support
  2. Complete a Risk Assessment and Data Inventory
  3. Develop an Incident Response Plan
  4. Provide Continuous Training

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