Are your employees ready for an incident? Do you have the resources available to deal with a large attack? Many think they are, only to find out they had no idea what was going to occur when an incident actually happens.

In our line of work with incident response, we routinely help companies that suffer from security incidents. We have first-hand knowledge as to how devastating an incident can be to a company. A security event can cause billions in revenue. According to the NTT Security 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR), the majority of costs to organizations during an incident involve the inability to provide service to their customers and the embarrassment to the organization if the attack becomes publicly known. Can your business handle this type of loss? 

Your ability to respond to a security incident is crucial to limiting the impact of the attack, minimizing response costs and recovering quickly. It all comes down to prior planning and preparedness. If you haven’t prepared for a breach, then handling a breach becomes much more difficult.

Taking a proactive approach to incident response can drastically improve an organization’s security posture. Security frameworks and some compliance mandates also require organizations to have a security program and an incident response plan. 

Successful incident response largely depends on creating a customized incident response plan that is realistic and manageable — then training and preparing employees and practicing the steps outlined in the plan.

The NTT Security Critical Incident Response services provide incident response planning and testing, in addition to rapid response to minimize the impact of security incidents. Our proactive services improve an organization's ability to respond to cybersecurity incidents quickly and efficiently, prevent the spread of the incident and minimize impact. Knowing what to do and who to call when time matters can help reduce the duration and mitigate the impact of an attack quickly. Having a security incident response plan and a relationship with a trusted security provider are crucial elements in fast, efficient incident response.

Here at NTT Security, we support over 10,000 clients on six continents, with over 1,500 security experts who, along with other facilities, stall 10 SOCs and seven research and development centers around the world. On an annual basis, we gather information on about 6.2 billion attacks, based on over 3.5 trillion logs gathered. Through our research in the 2017 GTIR, we discovered the following about incident response:

  • 59% of our incident response engagements occurred in the top 4 industries, healthcare, finance, business and professional services and retail.
  • 50% of incident engagements in healthcare were in support of a ransomware incident.
  • 56% of incident engagements in finance were in support of malware, including ransomware.
  • 22% of all incident engagements required support for ransomware incidents.
  • 32% of clients demonstrated they had a mature incident response plan. That means, however, that about 68% of companies DON’T have a mature incident response plan.

If you are unsure about your organization’s incident response planning, stop by our booth (#1854) at Black Hat 2017.  We’ll be giving away a free gap assessment valued at approximately $15,000. Our “Swimming with the Sharks” promotion spotlights the importance for organizations to formulate a robust incident response program in order to minimize liability in the event their infrastructure is infiltrated. Black Hat attendees can also visit prior to the show to submit a request to talk with an NTT Security expert at Black Hat.

Proactive implementation of core incident response capabilities can improve an organization’s ability to detect, investigate and respond to incidents — leading to faster attack mitigation and containment and an overall reduction in losses resulting from a security breach. Implement change in your own incident response program before it’s too late. 

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