An incident response plan is critical for any business to continue operations in the event of an emergency, especially in the case of a cybersecurity attack. Take a look at the top 3 benefits of an incident response plan especially in the case of a cyber incident. 

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Significant downtime can happen due to a variety of reasons, such as a natural disaster, cyber attack, or hardware errors. An IT service company can help your business develop an incident response for any situation to ensure that your organization is well-prepared at all times.

3 Benefits of Incident Response Plan

Here are three of the main benefits of creating an incident response plan for any emergency.

#1 Reduce Downtime

One of the main advantages of following an incident response plan is that it will significantly reduce downtime for your company.

A managed service provider will create a detailed action plan for every situation, and give employees guidance on the best way to respond to various incidents.

An IT provider will also create and upload data backups each day on to an offsite cloud server. These data backups will give your company the peace of mind to know that your information is well-protected and you can quickly access this data from another location with an internet connection.

#2 Maintain Public Trust

Another benefit of using an incident response plan is that it is an excellent way to maintain public trust in the face of an emergency. For example, quickly recovering data from a natural disaster will help the public realize that your company understands the importance of developing a proactive business continuity plan.

On the other hand, the loss of significant data makes it much more difficult to regain the trust of the public and significantly damages the reputation of your company. Investing in an incident response plan is well worth the cost for any company and an IT provider will ensure that your company can quickly bounce back from any situation.

#3 Remain in Compliance

Remaining in compliance is critical for many organizations, especially in the healthcare and legal industry. Failure to follow data security protocols can result in substantial fines and costly lawsuits.

Many businesses cannot afford to take any shortcuts and violate these strict regulations. However, the creation of a business continuity plan will help ensure that your organization follows all of the rules in your particular industry. An IT service provider will also stay up to date on the latest standards and help your business create a detailed plan for a variety of situations to always remain in compliance.

A business continuity plan provided by an IT support company is the most effective way to prepare for any emergency. A managed service provider will also constantly look for ways to improve the business continuity plan to ensure that your company can overcome any situation.

Minimizing downtime, maintaining the public trust, and remaining in compliance are just a few of the many advantages of using an IT service company in today’s workplace.

Of course, a cyber attack or natural disaster can happen at any time, but it is the mission of an IT provider to keep your data protected and help your business create a detailed incident response plan.

Actively Block and Terminate Cyber Attacks

Ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threats, Viruses, and Hackers have industrialized information theft across the Internet, corporate networks, and governments. 

Do your organization understand how to contain and stop the attacks once they occur?  With every antivirus vendor on the market claiming they stop all hacker or ransomware threats it’s hard to break through the noise.  Especially, when that noise has outsmarted your antivirus software and has a foothold or total control of your infrastructure.  Or, perhaps you couldn’t get the budget approved for the managed security services provider, and now are paying the full price of risk exposure.

The answer to stopping the bleeding and fixing the problem is Cybriant’s Incident Containment Services (ICS).  During an ICS engagement Cybriant will advise your staff on immediate actions that must be taken in order to begin containment.  The Plan of Action will include active blocking and termination via a “Scorched Earth” policy for malware present in the infrastructure. 

Once containment has been initiated and shown to be effective, Cybriant will further analyze the infrastructure to determine the extent of the incident.  The breach data discovered from the infrastructure analysis will also provide information on what information may have been exfiltrated from an organization.

Finally, once an ICS engagement has finished a full report of findings, action items for remediation, and advisements to avoid breaches in the future will be provided.

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