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Emergency Response and Recovery

Determining which organizations should be involved and the roles they will play has proven challenging at all levels of government for nontraditional catastrophic emergencies such as a cyber attack. Emergency managers often have a difficult time understanding the technical nature of a cyber attack and how that fits in an emergency response while still developing decision-making processes that are true to an all-hazards approach. Below are emergency management resources to assist in planning and responding to a cyber attack.

CYBER EMERGENCY VS INCIDENT

The State of Indiana defines a cyber emergency as any actual, imminent, or potential incident that will adversely affect public health, safety, or security; the environment; or economic prosperity on a level materially significant to the State of Indiana or its operations that requires a coordinated state response.

The State of Indiana defines a cyber incident as it is described in the Presidential Policy Directive 41, which is “an event occurring on or conducted through a computer network that actually or imminently jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of computers, information or communications systems or networks, physical, or virtual infrastructure controlled by computers or information systems, or information resident thereon.”

REPORT A CYBERCRIME

Cybercrime includes cyber attacks (such as ransomware, malware, denial of service, etc.), fraud, and data breaches, and identity theft. If your organization is experiencing a cyber attack, click here.

EMERGENCY MANAGER CYBERSECURITY TOOLKIT

To download the full Emergency Manager Cybersecurity Toolkit, click here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES