Incident response is a critical part of an organization’s security posture. Accurately detecting security incidents, and responding to them in a timely and effective manner, is your first line of defense. Many organizations do not have sufficient manpower or expertise in their in-house security team to guarantee 24/7/365 response to security incidents.
Outsourced incident response services can help you respond faster and react with appropriate mitigation and remediation measures for a large variety of security incidents.
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Cynet is a trusted partner that analyses network and endpoint data, raises alerts, and protects against a wide range of known and zero-day threats. Cynet provides CyOps, an outsourced incident response team on call 24/7/365 to respond to critical incidents quickly and effectively. Cynet can deploy its powerful endpoint detection and response (EDR) system across thousands of endpoints in up to two hours to effectively mitigate threats across an enterprise.
Incident response (IR) services can help you detect and effectively respond to cyber threats. They usually operate based on an incident response retainer that specifies a fixed monthly cost and a certain scope of security services.
IT services can provide a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for responding to high-profile security breaches, and also provide the following elements that can help you be better prepared for cyber threats:
Here are a few examples of services that can be provided as part of an incident response service offering:
You can check the following parameters of an incident response service to assess the quality and comprehensiveness of the services provided:
An incident response service can handle multiple levels of events—from critical incidents to minor events that still require a professional security response.
Using an outsourced incident response service can provide several important benefits:
Cynet provides a security platform that can be deployed in minutes across hundreds to thousands of endpoints to scan, identify and remediate threats. CyOps, Cynet’s Cyber SWAT team, is on call 24/7/365, allowing enterprises of all sizes to get access to the same expert security staff that protect the largest enterprises.
Cynet’s CyOps provides always-on incident response services, threat hunting, forensic investigations for breaches, and malware analysis to automatically prevent threats like malware, fileless attacks, Macros and LOLBins.
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There’s a lot more to learn about incident response services. To continue your research, take a look at the rest of our blogs on this topic:
Incident Response Retainer: Getting Your Money’s Worth
An incident response retainer is a service agreement that enables companies to get external help with security incidents. Incident response retainer services are provided by data forensics and incident response (DFIR) specialists, and also by vendors offering incident response tools, who also have in-house incident response teams. When purchasing a service from a vendor, you will usually receive access to their technology as well as incident response services.
Selecting and Testing an Incident Response Service Provider
An incident response service provider helps organizations detect, respond, and mitigate cyber-attacks. Besides responding to security threats and providing a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for response time in an emergency, incident response providers can help with ransomware and malware removal, post-breach investigations, threat hunting, and building an incident response plan.
Incident Response Platform: The Road to Automating IR
An incident response platform is a software system that guides and automates incident response. Incident response platforms provide three key capabilities—helping security analysts to collaborate, automating responses using security playbooks, and helping security teams collect security event data. This article explains what incident response platforms can do, and why they are essential to automating incident response and doing more with limited resources.
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Incident response is a growing priority at organizations. Technology platforms are essential for making incident response efficient and effective. Incident response platforms help security teams quickly identify and investigate incidents, manage their work on a case until closure, and automate incident response tasks to provide a faster response.
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