CYREBRO offers a product that connects and analyzes all the pieces of information that enter your system and then gives professional recommendations on how to respond to the specific incident you are dealing with at the given moment.
With CYREBRO’s cloud-based SOC platform, you will save the costs of maintaining a physical SOC and still be able to perform a proper Incident Response in real-time as if you have an entire team of cybersecurity personnel in the organization at your service.
What Is Incident Response in Cybersecurity?
Incident response is the set of policies and procedures that are utilized to address and manage the aftermath of a cyber-attack or data breach, also known as a security, computer, or IT incident. With a SOC incident response plan, companies can limit damage, reduce costs and recovery time so that the business can get back up and running.
Knowing Potential Attack Vectors
An attack vector is a path or method whereby threat actors infiltrate corporate systems and networks. Hackers use attack vectors to exploit system vulnerabilities and human errors. Your concrete SOC incident response plan will better defend against these attack vectors. The following sections provide an insight into potential attack vectors that incident response embedded in a SOC will effectively counter
Theft or Loss of Computing Devices
The threat vector incorporates a theft or loss of equipment used by the company, such as a smartphone or laptop. This may lead to malware and phishing attacks. A reliable cyber incident response plan for phishing attacks can prevent financial and reputational loss.
In an email attack, cyber attackers send suspicious emails to employees and management. The email contains a misleading message and/or malicious attachment that can inject malware into corporate systems and networks. Email attacks can also be a subset of phishing attacks.
The phishing attack incident response plan requires Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) to immediately separate valuable reports from the noise that turn user-reported emails into actionable intelligence.
A web attack is executed from a web-based application or website. Having a flexible SOC that can integrate with any standard-based proxy appliance or web gateway can offer high-performance web security.
Distributed Denial of Service Attack
Since DDoS attacks prevent continuous delivery of critical services by opening the floodgates of unwanted traffic, a DDoS incident response strategy is vital to ensure business continuity and reliable, consistent services.
Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
An advanced persistent threat describes an attack campaign in which an intruder created an illicit, long-term presence on a network in order to mine sensitive data.
Incident Response Methodology
Many incident response vendors offer incident response and security operations. An effective incident response methodology, also known as incident response lifecycle, involves multiple stages and each step is carried out in a sequence.
Preparation comes into play to develop an incident response mechanism within the enterprise and to install a minimum security baseline in the corporate network and IT infrastructure. The security product and services are reviewed prior to installation. Social engineering activities are performed on systems, networks, and applications running on them. This should be a part of the incident response strategy.
This phase helps incident response analysts to detect the security incident. An incident response software automates the detection of security events and computer incidents. This tool allows the detection of changes in network traffic patterns and directory structures. The incident response notifications assist in detecting the menace of data breaches in a timely manner.
Containment, Eradication, and Recovery
Incident containment involves the decision-making process whereby top leaders provide appropriate resources to contain the incident.
Once contained, the eradication phase comes into place to eliminate the cause of the incident. Eradication efforts may involve deleting the malicious code snippet or software, disabling firewall ports, closing certain accounts, and so forth.
Lastly, recovery is one of the most important goals of this methodology as it allows a business to be up and running again. Recovery actions incorporate system restore, backup, and system hardening to prevent future security incidents.
Containment, eradication, and recovery should be an essential ingredient of any incident response framework. In addition, timing is everything. The faster an organization is able to move through the incident response plan, the faster the organization will successfully be back in business.
Create and regularly practice an incident response plan within your organization. You can maintain business continuity while making changes to your network’s configurations based on threats, by enabling business leaders to monitor their IT environment in real-time for computer incidents and help them to prepare, detect, contain, eradicate, and recover from intrusions and cyber-attacks with as minimum time as possible.
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