An incident regarding computer security is an event that leads to an actual or potential risk to an information system’s integrity and confidentiality, or poses such risks to the data stored in the system.

An incident could also refer to an occurrence that is a violation or possible violation of security policies or procedures.

Related Resources

Information Security Policies, Standards and Guidelines

Incident Report Form

Incident Reporting Policy

Report an Incident


Computer Security Incident. NIST –CSRC. Retrieved March, 2022