Incident Response Management

The Need for Rigorous Planning, Processes, and Procedures

Every hour of every day, cybercriminals create more diverse and complex attacks.  Unlike the simple viruses of the past, new threats use machine learning, AI, and cloud-scale resources.  The same tools we depend on to prevent attacks, criminals use against us.  Although no business likes to think about a major security breach, failing to plan for one may turn a manageable threat into a disaster.  Lack of foresight will lead to significant losses of assets, revenue, and reputation.

Creating a Plan to Deal with Cyberattacks Isn’t Easy

Better safe than sorry sounds simple but requires a concerted effort and continuous vigilance, maintenance, and improvement.  In other words,

Every organization should have cyber incident response management with a CSIRP (Cyber Security Incident Response Plan).  CSIRP provides well documented guidance on how an organization responds to cyber-attacks.  With CSIRP, organizations create and maintain playbooks to manage a variety of threats.  They include detailed step-by-step processes for containing and remediating low to critical cyber-attacks.  Plans are well-orchestrated, detailed, and comprehensive to cover all aspects of bringing attacks to ground quickly.

In the event of a data breach, businesses and public sector agencies face tremendous costs—and even the potential for criminal penalties—for privacy law non-compliance. A breach can also cause significant damage to a brand or to your agency’s reputation.

Read this white paper to find out how MDR can minimize the impact of a breach.

A Holistic Approach to Incident Response Management

The overall cyber incident response management strategy is holistic.  It not only defines the procedures that bring an attack to ground, but how to design the entire program.

Consider a Service from an MDR Provider

A professional MDR service encompasses nearly all the processes, technologies, and techniques used to deter, detect, contain, and remediate cybersecurity threats and attacks.  This includes remote users, cloud applications, compute clouds, WANs, and remote sites.

More advanced MDR service providers not only instruct the user on how to contain and remediate cyber-attacks but also if allowed behind the firewall, will help bring attacks to ground.  Leading MDR providers can also replace or augment the traditional SOC (Security Operation Center) with SOC-as-a-Service.  The customer can be involved in cybersecurity issues to whatever level they require, minimal to very hands-on.

Incident Response Management by Open Systems

Contact Open Systems customer advocates to obtain a free assessment. Learn more about implementing a complete cybersecurity posture with MDR (Managed Detection and Response) or SASE (Secure Access Service Edge).