NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 Control 3.6.1 Requirement:

Establish an operational incident-handling capability for organizational systems that includes preparation, detection, analysis, containment, recovery, and user response activities.

NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 3.6.1 Requirement Explanation:

Your organization needs to have an incident response team, incident response plan, and the capability to handle incidents.

Example NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 3.6.1 Implementation:

Create an email address for personnel to report incidents to (e.g., Create a contact list of all the internal personnel who need to be notified when an incident occurs. Create an incident response plan and an incident response team. Your incident response plan needs to cover incident response preparation. This includes training exercises. Your plan needs to outline how you plan to detect, analyze, contain, and recover from incidents. You also need to outline how you will apply lessons learned from incidents to improve your incident response capability. You need to define common security incidents and devise methods to contain them. For example, if malware if discovered on a workstation you disconnect it from the network.Our incident response plan template can be used to meet this requirement

NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 3.6.1 Scenario(s):

- Scenario 1:

Alice a system administrator receives an alert from John's computer stating that it is infected with malware. Alice references her company's procedures for handling a malware infection and effectively restores the system to a secure state.

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