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5 Considerations for General Counsels Regarding Developing a Cyber Incident Playbook

23 October 2018
Mayer Brown Article
To facilitate cyber incident response in practice, many organizations are building “cybersecurity playbooks” that provide tailored, practical guidance that enhances organizational readiness. During a cyber incident, easy access to actionable material can be central to an effective response. The content, audience and goals for a playbook may vary. For example, they may contain highly technical materials for IT teams, guides for cross-functional and crossborder management, or primers for executive leadership. Whatever its focus, a playbook, and the process of making one, can help steer incident response procedures in the right direction, save precious time and serve as a reminder to prevent common mistakes that heighten legal and business risks.


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