CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE
Have a solid plan to ensure logical decisions and actions are made during highly stressful circumstances and avoid knee jerk reactions that are likely to cause more problems.
WHAT IS CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE?
A cyber incident is when an organisation’s IT systems have experienced unauthorised access or a cyber attack. A Cyber Incident Response (CIR) is a protocol of actions that occur immediately after the incident to determine the extent of damage, manage the immediate impact and mitigate the risk of large issues as a result of the breach.
LOGICAL DECISIONS AND ACTIONS WHEN IT COUNTS
If an organisation detects a cyber incident that causes a data breach, they must report it within 72 hours under GDPR regulations. At that point, the immense challenge of containing the breach or attack while maintaining an optimum level of operational capability is significant. The IT team is typically working round the clock as they identify the extent of the damage and mitigate the risks of greater impact across their infrastructure.
In reality, 70% of organisations are unprepared to respond to a cyber attack and do not have a CIR plan. This can work to the detriment of the business as it is when logical decisions and actions are essential.
A CIR plan gives the organisation a buffer against adverse decisions and allows teams to execute the best possible course of actions for the interest of the business continuity when threat actors are counting on their actions to contribute chaos and damage in operations.
WHY SPEAK TO METCLOUD ABOUT CIR?
How quickly a business can identify and mitigate a cyber incident makes a significant difference in impact, risks and exposure. On top of helping your organisation develop a strong CIR plan that works with your needs, METCLOUD also offers a suite of cybersecurity services that work well in tandem with your business.