How to Handle and Report IT Security Incidents


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Report a Security Incident

If the incident poses any immediate danger call 911 or (301) 405.3333 to contact law enforcement authorities immediately.

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What is an IT Security Incident?

An IT security incident is attempted or actual:

Examples of IT security incidents include:

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Resources for IT professionals

During the first 10 minutes

When a significant incident is discovered you should contain the incident by:

During the first 24 hours

Report all incidents to: soc@umd.edu

Alert business owners and leadership, advising them to keep all details confidential until further notice. When you report an incident, please provide as much information as possible including:

The Division of IT's Security Operation Center will contact the unit and develop a plan for further containment and mitigation.

Tips for Handling IT Security Incidents

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