Cybersecurity incident response is an essential component of IT security programs. Cybersecurity-related attacks have become not only more numerous and diverse but also more damaging and disruptive. New types of security-related incidents emerge frequently. Preventive activities based on the results of risk assessments can lower the number of incidents, but not all incidents can be prevented.
An incident response capability is therefore necessary for rapidly detecting incidents, minimizing loss and destruction, mitigating the weaknesses that were exploited, and restoring IT services.
A cybersecurity breach can strike at any time, putting your entire organization at risk. Are you ready to manage a cyber incident?
Most organizations establish cybersecurity incident response plans with the firm intention of leveraging these plans in the event of a security breach. In fact, once a cybersecurity incident response plan is established, it is often stored on a shelf until a breach occurs, making it obsolete and irrelevant.
If a breach occurs tomorrow, would your organization know the appropriate measures and procedures to eliminate the threat… who are the main stakeholders and the flow of communications… when and how to contact a third-party for support?
Simulations are a great opportunity for organizational units to discover more about their ability to handle a security incident of any shape, size, and type.
Use this opportunity as a stress-free environment designed to make security better throughout the organization, review and test your incident response.
Following the scenario, get together as a team to review the failures identified, discuss action items to improve upon those weaknesses over time, and—most importantly—highlight the strengths of your team.
As your teams become accustomed to handling incidents and working through tabletop simulations, level-up your game by executing targeted simulations that focus on testing specific skills and processes.