IR-4(15): Public Relations and Reputation Repair

Control Family:

Incident Response

CSF v2.0 References:


(Not part of any baseline)

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Control is new to this version of the control set.

Control Statement

  1. Manage public relations associated with an incident; and
  2. Employ measures to repair the reputation of the organization.

Supplemental Guidance

It is important for an organization to have a strategy in place for addressing incidents that have been brought to the attention of the general public, have cast the organization in a negative light, or have affected the organization's constituents (e.g., partners, customers). Such publicity can be extremely harmful to the organization and affect its ability to carry out its mission and business functions. Taking proactive steps to repair the organization's reputation is an essential aspect of reestablishing the trust and confidence of its constituents.