Incident Response

Take Control of Your Cyber Security with an Incident Response Plan

Even the most devastating security breaches often start out as small incidents with clear warning signs. If you respond to these incidents correctly, you are more likely to avoid or mitigate the effects of a severe cyber crisis.

Our incident response service is designed to help you respond to and recover from any security incident. This includes many potential scenarios, such as malicious cyber-attacks, virus outbreaks, compromised data, firewall breaches, or internal threats.

To help you detect, manage, and respond to such incidents, we can create an incident response plan. This involves putting in place practical procedures for you to follow in the case of any security incident. So you know exactly how to respond to any given threat.

That way, you can limit the damage caused by a security breach by coordinating your security efforts, managing your operations, and protecting your reputation.

Incident Response Plan Framework

According to SANS – a non-profit security research organisation – there are six key phases covered by an incident response plan…

01.

Preparation

To ensure a rapid response, prepare team members for how to handle potential incidents should they occur

02.

Identification

Once a security incident has been detected, gather and analyse all relevant data on the breach

03.

Containment

Contain the incident by securing the entry point of the breach and isolating all affected systems

04.

Eradication

Eradicate the threat by finding the root cause of the incident and removing the responsible system weakness

05.

Recovery

Bring the affected systems back online while ensuring that the threat has been completely eliminated

06.

Lessons Learned

Critically analyse the incident, and draw valuable lessons that help you improve your systems’ security

Benefits of a Robust Incident Response Plan

A robust incident response plan can help you mitigate the adverse effects of any
security breach by helping you…

Identify Responsibilities

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By clearly establishing responsibilities in the case of a security breach, you’ll be able to improve your decision-making and thus react quickly and correctly

Coordinate Security
Efforts

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A coordinated response allows you to control an incident more effectively. This includes simultaneously managing your security, operations, and legal fallout

Limit and Mitigate
Damages

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An IRP allows you to limit and mitigate damage by ensuring you catch small events before they have the chance to escalate to a full-blown cyber crisis