Ideally, incident response activities are conducted by the organization’s computer security incident response team (CSIRT), a group that has been previously selected to include information security and general IT staff as well as C-suite level members. Unfortunately, many organization doesn’t have the means, the skills and the knowledge to put together such a team; that’s why CYBASTION is providing to your company this capability as a service.
Any incident that is not properly contained and handled can, and usually will, escalate into a bigger problem that can ultimately lead to a damaging data breach, large expense or system collapse. Responding to an incident quickly will help an organization minimize losses, mitigate exploited vulnerabilities, restore services and processes and reduce the risks that future incidents pose.
Incident response enables an organization to be prepared for the unknown as well as the known and is a reliable method for identifying a security incident immediately when it occurs. Incident response also allows an organization to establish a series of best practices to stop an intrusion before it causes damage.
Incident response is a crucial component of running a business as most organizations rely on sensitive information that would be detrimental if comprised. Incidents could range from simple malware infections to unencrypted employee laptops that are put into the wrong hands to compromised login credentials and database leaks. Any of these incidents can have both short term and long-term effects that can impact the success of the entire organization.