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NIST announces the final release of Special Publication (SP) 800-61 Revision 2, Computer Security Incident Handling Guide
August 08, 2012

Special Publication 800-61 Revision 2 seeks to assist organizations in mitigating the risks from computer security incidents by providing practical guidelines on responding to incidents effectively and efficiently. The publication details guidelines on establishing an effective incident response program, as well as detecting, analyzing, prioritizing, and handling incidents, including coordination and information sharing. SP 800-61 Revision 2 updates the previous revision, which was released in 2008. A detailed change log is provided in Appendix H.

Created December 22, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020