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IR-03 Incident Response Testing And Exercises

Control: The organization tests and/or exercises the incident response capability for the information system [Assignment: organization-defined frequency, at least annually] using [Assignment: organization-defined tests and/or exercises] to determine the incident response effectiveness and documents the results.

Supplemental Guidance: NIST Special Publication 800-84 provides guidance on test, training, and exercise programs for information technology plans and capabilities.

Control Enhancements:

(1) The organization employs automated mechanisms to more thoroughly and effectively test/exercise the incident response capability.

Enhancement Supplemental Guidance: Automated mechanisms can provide the ability to more thoroughly and effectively test or exercise the capability by providing more complete coverage of incident response issues, selecting more realistic test/exercise scenarios and environments, and more effectively stressing the response capability.

Baseline: LOW Not Selected MOD IR-3 HIGH IR-3 (1)

Family: Incident Response

Class: Operational

ISO 17799 mapping: 14.1.5

COBIT 4.1 mapping: None.

PCI-DSS v2 mapping: 12.9.2