Incident Response Planning Essentials in Ft. Worth

Contact Corptek Solutions today to polish or create your incident response planning in Ft. Worth, TX.  

In the first half of 2019, 3,813 breaches exposed over 4.1 billion records. How do you plan to respond if it happens at your Ft. Worth company?

Incident response planning is one of the most important things you can do to protect your IT network. Corptek Solutions helps you implement and maintain cybersecurity, backup and recovery procedures to cover every contingency. Here are the major milestones in any thoughtful incident response strategy:

  • Prepare. Your Computer Security Incident Response Team Needs to act as a finely tuned machine in the event of a data breach or cyberattack. This doesn’t happen overnight. Corptek Solutions consultants have years — decades in many cases — of experience and can perform this vital function at your Ft. Worth organization. Let us help you create a step-by-step document covering internal and external incidents.
  • Identify. What criteria will activate your CSIRT? this could be something specific such as finding a USB drive or a major incident that triggers your incident response plan. For example, an unusual access attempt might trigger an alert or an unauthorized upload to the cloud storage site could trigger a cybersecurity response.
  • Contain. Minimizing the impact of a threat is always the first priority. There are two types of containment, short and long. Short-term containment demands an immediate response to prevent further damage. This step should include backups of impacted devices or systems so that you can perform a postmortem after the crisis has abated. Long-term containment includes re-establishing systems critical to business operations, minus the loopholes that made it possible for hackers to attack.
  • Eradicate. This step restores all impacted systems. We typically recommend reimaging all systems to remove any traces of the security risk. This step should document the disk cloning software that you will use as well as the details on the images that will be restored. Additionally, this step includes updates to your security that prevent a recurrence of the threat.
  • Recover. In this step, we work with your internal IT team to copy all system backups into production, following verification that they are free of viruses and other malware.
  • Forensic post-mortem. A thorough review of the documentation prepares your CSIRT for future potential threats. This should include an evaluation of things you did right and things you can improve upon to keep your network and sensitive data secure.

Who Owns Incident Response Planning?

If you contract with Corptek Solutions, our resources take the lead on incident response planning for your Ft. Worth, TX, company. Ultimately, your internal leadership owns responsibility for what happens to your data. That’s why we work with your leadership to ensure that you have a firm grasp of the implemented incident response strategy.

Whether you outsource or hire in-house resources, your CSIRT should include the following roles:

  • Incident Response Manager who oversees the Incident Response plan.
  • Security Analysts who work to neutralize threats and contain security incidents.
  • Threat Researchers who provide intelligence and context to an active security incident.

The Department of Homeland Security also assists organizations impacted by cyberattacks.

“When cyber incidents occur, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides assistance to potentially impacted entities, analyzes the potential impact across critical infrastructure, investigate those responsible in conjunction with law enforcement partners, and coordinates the national response to significant cyber incidents,” according to CISA.

Contact Corptek Solutions today to polish or create your incident response planning in Ft. Worth, TX.

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