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Cyber incident Response Checklist - DES

Adapted with permission from WA State Department of Enterprise Services’ Office Risk Management; includes material provided by the Office of CyberSecurity


This checklist is intended to help state agencies deal with cybersecurity incidents.  Private citizens will likely find “So You Think You’ve Been Hacked” more useful.   Not all cyber incidents result in Data Breach; if a Data Breach is suspected, agencies should also use the “Data Breach Response” checklist.

  • Establish the facts

  • Mobilize a response

    You're not alone in responding to an incident -- the state has multiple expert resources.  Consider the following in reaching out to them:

  • Communicate what you know


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