These days it’s becoming increasingly evident that businesses of every shape, size and industry must develop effective cyber security incident response plans in order to avoid becoming a victim of online data breaches. Otherwise, they risk being the next brand in the news who allowed their customers’ sensitive information to be compromised. You may already have such a plan in place for your own company, but are you certain it’s truly as effective as it can (and should) be?
Let’s take a look at 3 common reasons your cyber security incident response plan may not be working, and how you can fix it before it’s too late.
Handling any part of the incoming alert process can not only dramatically decrease your IT team’s productivity, but it also leaves the door wide open for a potential breach. In fact, even if you have an alert management system in place, without the proper tool to close the loop, your company is still at risk. What you need is a comprehensive system that involves adequate alert processing and leverages automation to properly assess, prioritize and assign legitimate threats accordingly.
Even the best-staffed IT department cannot realistically handle the growing number of threats that are popping up at an alarming rate. That’s not even taking into account the increasing complexity of these threats. Even one missed alert could spell imminent disaster for your firm. If your cyber security incident response strategy does not contain a robust automation component, you’re not nearly as safe as you may think.
If your infrastructure is made up of a number of separate systems, the risk of a cyber-attack increases tenfold. That’s because creating a solid defense in one area doesn’t necessarily translate to other key areas. Additionally, organizations in which departments exist in silos typically don’t have any type of best practices in place for dealing with an incoming threat in the most effective and timely manner possible.
To combat these common issues, one must take a more holistic approach to cyber security incident response – a view that encompasses every part of the organization. From there, silos must be broken down and a more uniform infrastructure put in place. Finally, automation should be implemented to bring all of this together.
Is your sensitive data as secure as it could be? Don’t risk it!