Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

Creating a Playbook for Incident Response

Mike Fowler of DFLabs on Taking Advantage of Automation
Mike Fowler, vice president of professional services, DFLabs

The lack of skilled personnel is hampering incident response, but automation can help, says Mike Fowler of DFLabs. Providing responders with "playbooks" for step-by-step incident response processes, for example, is essential, he contends.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Fowler discusses:

  • How to create playbooks for incident response;
  • How often to update the playbooks; and
  • Building on a solid foundation of incident management.

Fowler, vice president of professional services at DFLabs, leads IR teams on multiple continents. He is a former police detective and U.S. Air Force veteran with over two decades of experience in incident response and forensic investigations. Fowler is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

About the Author

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Executive Editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity, ISMG

McGee is executive editor of Information Security Media Group's media site. She has about 30 years of IT journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues for more than 15 years. Before joining ISMG in 2012, she was a reporter at InformationWeek magazine and news site and played a lead role in the launch of InformationWeek's healthcare IT media site.

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