Five Key Phases of Incident Response From National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) Incident Response Framework
- Identify: If you want to manage your cybersecurity risk, you need to have a comprehensive understanding of your tech environment. This function requires a company to have visibility over its digital and physical assets, clearly define its roles and responsibilities, identify the risks it faces, and create policies and procedures to manage those risks.
- Protect: Your IT service provider should keep track of both digital and physical resources, provide awareness and training, safeguard data, and oversee network configuration baselines and operations during this phase of the incident response framework. This will guarantee that compromised system components are quickly rectified. To increase cyber resilience, you should also implement preventive technology.
- Detect: To swiftly identify cybersecurity incidents, your business must take proper measures. You need to constantly monitor systems that recognize unusual activity and other risks to your operational continuity.It is imperative for a business to have full visibility into its networks so it can anticipate a cyberthreat and act appropriately in the event of one. The best way to detect and prevent cyberattacks on ICS networks is through constant surveillance and monitoring of threats.
- Recover: Getting your affected systems back online following an attack or incident is the focus of the recovery phase in your incident response plan. This will depend on whether the systems’ flaws have been fixed and how your company plans to make sure they aren’t exploited again. During this phase, your affected systems are tested, monitored and verified. If you fail to ensure adequate recovery, you can have difficulty preventing another similar disaster in the future. We all know how terrible that can be for operations and your reputation.
- Respond: When your business experiences a cyber incident, you need to develop a response strategy, pinpoint channels of communication between the pertinent parties, gather and analyze case data, carry out all necessary actions to put an end to the incident and incorporate any lessons gained into updated response tactics.
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An IT service provider like Nomerel can prepare your organization for a variety of cyber incidents, including ransomware attacks, phishing scams, data loss and technical difficulties. When you have an incident response plan in place, you can limit the damage caused by these incidents while also giving your employees an action plan to follow.