What is Incident Response?
When your company undergoes a cyberattack it is always good to have an incident response plan in place. Many companies have these sorts of plans but often still need to call in a specialist so they can quickly identify the root cause of the cyber attack and understand how to resolve it as quick as possible minimizing any potential negative impact. Our incident response team works with government and large commercial entities to help resolve any security breaches and analyze an intrusions root cause. Once we resolve your immediate issue we can also help harden your systems so you will lessen your chances of future security breaches.
What is a Security Incident Response Plan?
A cybersecurity incident response plan is a set of instructions designed to help companies prepare for, detect, respond to, and recover from network security incidents. Even if you have not had a security breach that you know if it is better to be prepared ahead of time than to have an incident and not be ready. Most incident response plans are technology-centric and address issues like malware detection, data theft, and service outages. Any significant cyber attack can affect an organization across functions in multiple ways so the plan should also encompass all areas of the company.
How to Create an Incident Response Plan
Any organization with digital assets has the potential to experience a cyber attack or data breach. Unfortunately most organizations don’t realize they’ve experienced a data breach until it’s too late. Creating a cyber security incident response plan helps your company prepare for the inevitable and equips your IT security team to respond before, during, and after a cyber attack. It is often prudent for companies to call in outside help to ensure their incident response plan is adequate and covers all areas that will enable their team to respond in a manner that minimizes the negative ramifications of a cyber attack. If you do not have have an incident response plan in place or need help reviewing your current incident response plan our team can help you create one.