The best way to limit the impact of an incident is to have an effective incident response plan before an incident takes place. By identifying devices which contain sensitive data, performing risk assessments and providing staff awareness, you can mitigate or even prevent incidents from happening.
SYTECH’S team of Cyber Experts are on hand to support you through an assumed or existing cyber attack through identification, mitigation, and further prevention.
What is Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR)?
In 2021, 39% of UK businesses suffered from cyber-attacks. Incidents can mean a lengthy and costly downtime for your IT environment and stop your business from functioning. Digital Forensics and Incident Response is an investigation of the causes and impact of a cyber-attack, so that your IT environment can be restored as quickly as possible.
We believe in a 7-step approach to Incident Response:
Communication is vital to be able to recover from an incident as quickly as possible. We will gather information such as when the incident happened and what devices are known to be affected and then formulate a plan within an agreed timeframe.
To prevent the attack from spreading further into your network, the immediate action will be to contain the incident by isolating compromised devices from your network.
After data has been extracted from the compromised and other potentially relevant devices, our experienced Digital Forensics and Incident Response analysts will perform analysis using leading forensic tools to determine the extent of the incident. We can provide a timeline of events and forensic report so that you can better understand how the incident occurred.
Removal of any malicious files and any methods of persistence so that you can regain control of your IT network.
Now the threat has been removed, you will now be able to restore your systems so that you are back online. Tests will be conducted on the devices to detect any current vulnerabilities within your network.
The final step is to review the incident so that you can apply additional security to prevent a similar incident in the future. This can involve staff awareness, applying security patches as well as potential physical security improvements.