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Threat Detection and Incident Response

A cyber attack can be fatal for any business. It is not just the big corporations that should be concerned. In fact, it is actually small and medium sized businesses that are the most likely to face an attack and the consequences are dire for these entities.

Up to 60 percent of small to medium sized businesses are forced to shut down permanently after a data breach. That is why every organization must have a response plan in place in the event of a breach or attack.

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Incident Response Planning

Your business needs to be vigilantly trying to protect itself against would-be attacks. Even if your organization is following best practices, you must be prepared for a network breach. Just one misstep by an employee could expose your entire network.

On average, 56% of companies that are breached do not discover the breach for months. Furthermore, on average, companies that suffered an attack such as ransomware will experience at least two weeks of downtime.

Incident response planning should start with a Cybersecurity risk and resilience review. Knowing where you are must most vulnerable makes it easier to identify a breach when it happens. Next, you must map out plans for protocols and procedures to follow when addressing the fallout of a breach. This can include automatic data backups, automated responses that purge infected systems, quarantining parts of your network that may be compromised, restoring your network to a safe state, and more.

Business Continuity

There are countless ways that a network can be attacked. You may not need to know every possible attack vector, you should leave that to your vCISO, but you should be aware of the most popular and effective attack types.

Phishing

These types of attacks involve sending a fraudulent communication that tricks the receiver into giving up sensitive information or allowing access where they should not be. Oftentimes, these come in the form of emails that ask for protected information such as passwords, redirects the person to a malware site, or has the receiver download malware to their computer. While these attacks are relatively unsophisticated, they are highly common and successful because target the weakest link of any business’s security, it’s employees.

Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS)

Hackers use DDoS attacks to shut down networks. The way these attacks work is through use of a bot network of infected computers that overloads a network with a flood of fake requests. This makes it so that legitimate requests to the server cannot come through.

Malware

Malicious software can get onto your computer systems through bad links or downloading infected attachments. This software is often used to steal sensitive data.

SQL Injection

Structured Query Language (SQL) has widespread use for maintaining databases. SQL injection involves an attacker inserting code into an SQL server. This can cause the server to reveal information contained in the database, destroy data, or even spoof an identity.

Digital Forensics

There is no such thing as the perfect crime. There are always traces left behind after a crime has been committed. In the digital landscape, this remains true. A cybercriminal will leave behind some traces of how they breached your network. Digital forensics is a matter of investigating the electronic data available and making an interpretation based on the evidence of what may have occurred.

The digital forensics process generally involves gathering imaging of breached data, analyzing the data and report of the findings. That process can include recovering deleted files and extracting registry information to provide context on how the attack occurred.

Digital Forensics allows your business to understand how they were targeted, who targeted them, and when it occurred. Our team offers detailed reporting to guide your business through actionable steps towards closing gaps discovered within their environment.

Alliant Cybersecurity Advantage

Immediately following a breach, Alliant Cybersecurity will begin forensic analysis to provide an initial report within the next 24-72 hours with our findings on: Why, Who, what, where, when, and how this attack happened.

Our team can also provide:

  • Guidance for your organization through finding new tools to secure and strengthen your infrastructure
  • Assistance in mediating with law enforcement agencies and insurance providers
  • Employee Training to limit future attacks through social engineering

Get the Alliant advantage today! Contact us for a gratis consultation or reach out to us on our hotline number for a cyber emergency.