What is Incident Response?


Incident response is the process an organization uses to remediate cyber threats. Organizations should have a clear incident response plan in place to limit risk. The overall goal of incident response is to minimize damage to the organization.

When a security event occurs, every second matters. If the event evolves into an incident the organization could experience huge financial loss and damage to its IT infrastructure if it is not mitigated quickly.


Why is Effective Incident Response Important?

An effective incident response process is both fast and accurate. The best way for organizations to minimize financial and reputational losses, while mitigating risks, is to move quickly and carefully through investigation, response, containment, and recovery.

If an organization doesn’t have an incident response process or doesn’t catch a threat in time, they can lose the confidence of their customers, stockholders, board of directors, and the public.

Cyber Incident Response: What Is It, And Why Do You Need It?

Four Key Challenges to Effective Incident Response

  • Shortage of Skilled Professionals

    Incident response requires skilled and experienced SOC analysts. Today, organizations struggle to hire and keep skilled and experienced cybersecurity professionals. There are more jobs than there are qualified security analysts.

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  • Too Many False Positive Alerts

    Legacy SIEM solutions and perimeter security systems lack the capability to differentiate between an actual threat and a false threat. They all look the same. SOC teams waste time chasing false positives, which can cause them to miss actual threats.

  • Complex Threats Cause Mean Time To Detect and Respond

    Attacks are continuously evolving and becoming more advanced. Many are specifically built to evade legacy signature-based defenses. They use low and slow tactics, such as dormant or time triggered malware, to infiltrate their targets. Detecting these kinds of attacks is difficult and can take weeks to months for an organization to respond and mitigate, which can damage the organization.

  • Lack of Integration With SIEM /SOAR Tools

    Disconnected tools and multiple alerts from various tools make it a daunting process for SOC teams to investigate and accurately respond to incidents. Lack of integration not only delays the incidence response, but the effectiveness of the response.

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Surfing A Tsunami

Securonix’s incident response capabilities provide a workflow so you can investigate and neutralize threats rapidly, minimizing damage to your organization.

Incident Response With Securonix

  • Provides automated incident response through fully-customizable, out-of-the-box playbooks that help you respond to incidents faster.
  • Securonix Response Bot automation creates more efficient incident response that is automated and consistent. Tier 1 analysts can respond to incident like a Tier 2 or 3 analysts based on suggested actions learned from previous incidents.
  • Case management gives analysts an operational workflow to work together on incident response, expediting threat detection and response.
  • Integrations with other security solutions provides analysts a seamlessly experience to respond to incidents without having to switch between solutions. For example, analysts can remove an endpoint from the network within Securonix.

Transform Your Incident Response Using Securonix

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