7 Steps to Effective Incident Response

Did you know that more than half of businesses aren’t ready for a cyberattack, according to a FireEye report?

Failing to plan for a cyber-attack can be the difference between continuing to operate and shutting down your business for a small to medium business.  

Without a mature, well-tested incident response plan that is ready to launch, many businesses hit with cyber-attacks fail to respond quickly and correctly, putting their customers and their business at risk.  

This guide is meant to help you take the first steps to creating an effective incident response plan. Every organization is different, so use this guide as a framework to create an incident response plan (IRP) that is uniquely tailored to your organization.  

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In this guide you’ll get our recommendations and best practices for:  

  • Preparation for an attack 
  • Identifying an attack 
  • Threat containment 
  • Eradication 
  • Remediation & recovery 
  • Post-incident activities 

Why this is important

  • $8000

    The average cost/minute of an attack on an SMB

  • 90%

    of businesses reported disruption due to lack of planning

  • 40%

    of small businesses don’t reopen after large data losses