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This lesson discusses the elements of an incident response policy. This varies by organization but most policies include some of the following key elements: · Statement of management commitment · The purpose and objective of the policy · Scope of policy · Who has what role · Prioritization and severity of incidents · Performance measures · Reporting and Contact forms In the wake of an incident, a formal and focuses plan is crucial to getting an organization back up and running again as well as minimizing damage and making sure it doesn't happen again. In addition to a strong incident response plan, an organization needs to have policies in place regarding communication with the media after an incident and educate their staff so they're aware of such procedures.