Just like the snowball that grows as it goes, unaddressed and uncontained security incidents will almost always escalate. This can mean everything from lost user credentials and compromised company and customer data, to expensive and reputation-damaging down time, to total system collapse. Security incident response empowers SOC teams with the correct resources, tools and processes to locate and prioritise those security incidents before they have the chance to start rolling.
By establishing best practices, automated and collaborative workflows and step-by-step threat mitigation plans that cover each phase of threat response, SIR exists to stop intrusions as quickly as possible and to provide companies with proven and scalable response strategies for recovering quickly after the breach has been contained and eliminated.
In addition to ensuring a fast recovery from potential data-breach events, security incident response helps companies meet regulatory compliance standards, such as those required by law within sectors such as healthcare and financial services. Finally, SIR protects brand reputation that might otherwise suffer permanent damage as a result of a successful breach.