Modern Technology Brings New Incident Response Tools

Cybercrime has become commonplace in the modern world. Even though we have measures to deal with such in place at all times, cyber-attacks will always be a major concern for organizations and businesses. It’s only a matter of time until a zero-day exploit targets your business, a piece of unknown malware affects your system, or an employee clicks on the wrong link. Most people will agree that no matter what we do to protect our IT assets, the measures we’ve put in place just won’t work 100 percent all the time.

Besides taking preventative measures, businesses ought to prepare themselves on how to respond to some of these threats. That means that organizations have to invest in a robust incident response management system to ensure that such incidences don’t cripple operations. It also helps uphold the standards set by organizations such as All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association (AHIMTA) and the likes. Tech companies, such as PagerDuty, have devised new technological tools to help organizations respond to security incidents effectively.

How It Works

It’s not what happens to you or your organization that matters; it’s how you react to it. This is an age-old adage that hasn’t lost significance even in the modern world and in particular when it comes to technology and matters cyber security. Incident response tools have advanced in the past several years, thanks to advancement in technology.

These tools, through automation and orchestration, help organizations minimize time and resources required to deal with security incidents. Incident response tools operate in tandem with available security controls to obtain the insight needed through endpoint alerts, identity information, and system logs. These tools can be used to evaluate certain exploits and threats in an organizational setting.

The Solution?

Here, we are talking about issues such and internal abuse of privileges, leakage of data, password attacks, malware infections, and phishing. Large organizations often receive a high number of alerts, but with technology, they are able to sift through the noise and respond to unusual activity through advanced analytics and human intelligence. After the incident, the response tools can adjust security controls and remediate the incident.

We can’t keep away all threats. Cyber criminals are getting smarter by the day and have a way of finding ways to attack systems, no matter how secure they purport to be. Investing in a solid incident response system can go a long way towards keeping these threats a minimum.

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