Incident Response Consultancy
What is incident response?
Incident response is the process undertaken taken by an organisation to deal with events that threaten the security of its computer systems or networks. Typical examples include virus attacks, hacking, loss of USB stick, spreadsheet is emailed to wrong person, etc.
Why is incident response preparation important?
Security incidents can be very damaging. Organisations often struggle when their computer systems are attacked. A lack of preparation can be harmful and in some cases incursions have been so severe that the organisation has been unable to recover and consequently fails.
It’s vital that organisations are sufficiently prepared to handle adverse events so that they can respond quickly and minimise any potential disruption. Its also important to record the steps taken and outcomes so that if a regulator such as the Information Commissioners Office investigates you, you have the information to show that you did things correctly.
How prepared is your organisation for a security incident? The DLP Incident Response Audit Assessment helps organisations identify potential problem areas in their incident response planning and provides expert advice on how improvements can be made.
What are the benefits of a tested Incident Response process?
- 1: Assurance – peace of mind that you are ready to respond in a practiced and systematic manner
- 2: Minimise disruption – be assured that the impact of the adverse event will be reduced as a result of a swift and organised response
- 3: Meet compliance obligations – have confidence that regulatory and statutory requirements are known in advance and factored into the response plan
- 4: Evidence Preservation – be assured that evidence will be protected and collected in a manner that can be legally relied upon and is forensically sound
- 5: Better incident root cause identification – have confidence that system logging requirements have been considered so that they are sufficiently granular to identify attackers actions as they compromise your systems
- 6: Safeguarding of affected parties – have confidence that impacted parties will be informed and any required protective measures will be pre-planned and ready for deployment
- 7: Accurate record keeping – be sure that the incident will be properly documented and the facts recorded
- 8: Better coordination – have peace of mind that incidents will be properly managed and that all parties involved will be kept-up-to-date and response time thresholds will not be missed
- 9: Minimise incident costs – be assured that incident containment and recovery will occur as fast as feasibly possible
- 10: Reduce future risk – have confidence that potential threat scenarios have been considered and steps taken to lessen the likelihood of the incident or its impact by making operational changes or deploying security controls
Are you confident that your incident response is delivering the benefits? The DLP Incident Response Setup service helps organisations create an effective Incident Response capability, with all the necessary policies and procedures, training and mock exercise simulations to establish a well prepared incident response team.
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