Incident Response Planning: Who to Invite

Infographic Incident Response

Incident Response Planning

Organizations must assess what staff members will benefit most from the exercise and what potential roles they would play if a real event were to occur. You will want to include anyone who could be impacted or might play a role during the incident scenarios. Some questions to ask when you are building out your invite list:

  • When a suspected incident occurs, who is notified first? (Help desk, IT Support, etc.?)
  • Who should be contacted immediately?
  • Who is responsible for handling the situation?
  • Who would need to know if an incident had occurred? (Executives, HR, Legal, Communications)
  • What if those individuals are not available or are out of the office, who is their backup?
  • Who will handle communications if this incident needs to be shared publicly?
  • If outside agencies are involved, who would manage that?
Who to Invite to IRP


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Kathy Staples

Kathy Staples

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Kathy Staples has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, with special focus on corporate marketing initiatives and serving as an account manager for many Fortune 500 clients. As CampusGuard's Marketing Manager, Kathy's main objectives are to drive the company's brand awareness and marketing strategies while strengthening our partnerships with higher education institutions and organizations. Her marketing skills encompass multiple digital marketing initiatives, including campaign development, website management, SEO optimization, and content, email, and social media marketing.