In the last few years, the ever-growing frequency and scale of cyberattacks paint an alarming picture, with numerous organizations falling prey to cyberattacks like ransomware, business email compromise, spear phishing and other dangerous cyberattacks. These attacks often lead to severe consequences for organizations and the situation is only worsening. According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach increased by 2.6% from $4.24 million in 2021 to $4.35 million in 2022. With a significant rise in cyberattacks and cybercriminals constantly on the prowl, organizations must not discount the possibility of falling prey to a cyber incident. It is paramount for every company to have a formal, tested incident response plan in place to minimize damage and get back to work quickly should an attack occur, and certain cybersecurity solutions offer benefits in incident response.
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What security solutions help with incident response?
While cyberattacks always come unannounced, some solutions play a crucial role in enabling organizations to quickly identify and address security threats. Here are some solutions that strengthen an organization’s security and also offer incident response benefits.
Identity and access management (IAM): Effective access control is critical for preventing intrusions, giving security teams the required tools to effectively deal with an incident. Many solutions feature single sign-on (SSO), with access to networks and tools controlled for each user from individualized launchpads. Not only does this make it easy for techs to control access points, it also makes it easy to close them off and isolate a compromised user account.
Endpoint detection and response (EDR): EDR solutions record and store activities and events taking place on endpoints and use various data analytics techniques to detect suspicious system behavior, provide contextual information, block malicious activity and provide remediation suggestions to restore affected systems. An EDR tool augments an organization’s incident detection, investigation and response capabilities, including incident data search and investigation alert triage, suspicious activity validation, threat hunting and malicious activity detection and containment.
Security Operations Center (SOC): A SOC is one of the most significant pillars in incident response planning. A SOC gives responders the data they need to quickly mount an effective response, helping reduce the attackers’ dwell time and damage. It also enables organizations to establish the metrics to measure the success of any incident response. A SOC can be maintained in-house, or an organization may opt to use a managed SOC. Using a Managed SOC has many advantages for preventing and addressing cyberattacks. First and foremost, a Managed SOC will be staffed by cybersecurity professionals who can provide threat analysis and expert help in the event of a cyberattack. With a Managed SOC, SMBs can also perform vulnerability assessments to identify potential threats and address vulnerabilities.
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Backup and recovery: A backup and recovery strategy is critical for helping organizations minimize the impact of downtime. A backup and recovery solution helps an organization recover data and IT resources, enabling it to quickly get back to work following a cybersecurity incident.
Dark web monitoring: Cybercriminals often sell an organization’s stolen data on dark web forums, which allows other perpetrators to launch a cyberattack on the organization. A dark web monitoring solution scans through billions of pages on the internet to find leaked or stolen information, such as compromised passwords, credentials, intellectual property and other sensitive data. Once the solution finds compromised data, it alerts the impacted organization, enabling it to devise remediation strategies.
Security awareness training: Most cyberattacks are caused due to a human error with cybercriminals increasingly using social engineering techniques to trap an organization’s employees. A security awareness training solution empowers an organization’s employees to detect phishing lures easily and prevent their organization from costly cyberattacks. Organizations that engage their employees in regular security awareness training have 70% fewer security incidents.
Email security: Since email is the primary communication channel for almost all organizations, cybercriminals look for vulnerabilities in an organization’s email environment that they can exploit. Email security solutions monitor an organization’s email traffic continually and rapidly detect and report any unusual and malicious emails that enter its network. This allows organizations to eliminate threats before they can inflict any harm.
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Graphus is the world’s first AI-driven email security solution that automatically protects organizations from email-based ransomware attacks. The patented AI technology of Graphus creates a wall between organizations and cyberattacks, mitigating phishing attacks before it reaches their systems. It automatically monitors communication patterns between people, devices, and networks to reveal untrustworthy emails, making it a simple, powerful, and cost-effective automated phishing defense solution for companies of all sizes.
- Graphus blocks sophisticated phishing messages before users see them.
- Puts 3 layers of protection between employees and dangerous email messages.
- Seamlessly deploys to Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace via API without big downloads or lengthy installs.
- Provides intuitive reporting to help you gain insights into the effectiveness of your security, level of risks, attack types, and more
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