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Implement an incident response plan. Be prepared to respond immediately to a system breach.

  • Obtain the Incident Response Plan and related procedures, examine the documents and perform the following:

PCI-12.9.1: Verify that the Incident Response Plan and related procedures includes:

  • Roles, responsibilities, and communication strategies in the event of a compromise.
  • Coverage and responses for all critical system components.
  • Notification, at a minimum, of credit card associations and Acquirers.
  • Strategy for business continuity post compromise.
  • Reference or inclusion of incident response procedures from card associations.
  • Analysis of legal requirements for reporting compromises (e.g., per California bill 1386, notification of affected consumers is a requirement in the event of an actual or suspected compromise, for any business with California residents in their database).

Testing Procedures

Insert testing guidance here.

Testing Frequency

Describe testing frequency here.

Evidence Archive Location

Insert hyperlink or location of evidence archive.

Control Stewards Process Narrative

Provide control steward commentary indicating the formal methodology in place.

Control Steward – Jon Doe

Process Illustration

Replace this test by inserting a process diagram, flowchart or other visual representation to illustrate the process narrative as necessary. Include a brief description of the process illustration.

Control Status and Auditors Commentary

The control is effective.


Status is acceptable.

Control Exception Commentary

Status is acceptable.

Remediation Plan

Remediation is not required at this time.

--Mdpeters 15:12, 2 March 2007 (EST)