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Incident Response

Data breaches are an inevitable aspect of the world we live in today. Strong cyber security can only minimise the number of breaches organisations are facing and limit their severity when they are successful.
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Responding immediately to protect your organisations reputations, data & income

In the unfortunate event your organisation is breached, it is essential that you have a clear plan of action in order to resolve the situation quickly and effectively. SES can provide 'boots on the ground' support, co-ordinated via phone, email and in-person supported by documentation.

This will help your organisation to quickly identify a suspected incident, ensure proper containment, neutralisation and eradication of any malicious software and prompt recovery of both your systems and data to bring your business back online. 

Our consultants' expertise also enables us to limit any operational disruptions, financial losses and reputational damage you may face, resulting from incidents such as data breaches, network compromises, insider threats and malicious software (malware). 
 

Four steps to incident response & recovery

01

Identify

Our consultants conduct a full assessment on your organisation to identify a breach and confirm that an incident has taken place. They will then analyse your systems and networks to determine the techniques used to perform the breach.
02

Contain

Once our consultants have a clear idea of the threats affecting your organisation, they can move to contain it and prevent it from spreading further, minimising additional damage and disruption.
03

Eradicate

Once the breach has been contained, our consultants will utilise a variety of approaches to resolve the problem in a safe and controlled manner, eradicating the threat whilst minimising data loss, preventing the spread and reducing downtime.
04

Strengthen

Our support doesn’t stop once the threat has been eradicated. SES and our consultants will support you even in the aftermath of your data breach to help your organisation strengthen your defences and minimise future risks.

Prepare for the inevitable breach of your security

Successful breaches can take days, months or even years to detect and data breach recovery can be challenging for businesses, both in terms of time and cost as many organisations have no formal plan or strategy in place for when successful breaches occur. 

Our experienced team of consultants are dedicated to protecting your business, offering a wide range of response and recovery services to limit the disruption to your organisation
 

  • Identification of a successful breach and detection of malware.
  • Confirmation of the full extent of the breach and degree of damage caused. 
  • Digital forensics services to accurately determine the sequence of event leading up to the breach. 
  • Discovery of weaknesses in your hardware, software or operational processes. 
  • Comprehensive assessment of the identified vulnerabilities to predict future risks.
  • Support in creating an effective disaster recovery plan tailored to your business.
  • Recovery of corporate data to minimise downtime. 
     

Our expertise. Your questions answered

What’s the easiest thing to implement in my office?

There are many controls every organisation should put in place to ensure good defence against cyber threats - from the basics like using anti-virus, email filters and firewalls, to more in-depth activities, like Penetration Testing and Phishing Assessments. One of the basic controls you can implement easily in both your professional and personal lives is good password hygiene. In some cases, your password is often the only thing keeping cyber criminals away from your sensitive information; length is the primary factor when creating a strong password—the longer it is, the more guesses will be needed by hackers to get it right.

Am I investing my Cyber Security budget correctly?

You could take a blanket approach and cover every possibility, but that’s an expensive strategy and your Finance Manager or CFO probably wouldn’t be happy to spend money unnecessarily. Every business faces different threats, so what the organisation in the next office needs to defend against isn’t necessarily what you need to invest in. It’s important to get an understanding of your threat profile and align that with the risks you’re willing to take (or not take). From there, you can decide what you should be investing in.

How do I educate my team to handle Cyber Threats?

The cyber threat is ever-changing and even with the best technical defences in place, the end-users (i.e. humans) are usually the weakest link. That is not to say that cyber security should only be non-technical, but it is important to have the right balance. Knowing where to start for cyber security generally can be difficult and working out what your team needs to know is a bit overwhelming. Like knowing where to invest your budget, how you train your team also starts with understanding your specific threats.

What do I do when something goes wrong?

Frustratingly, you’ve put in place all these useful security controls, but with the threats changing so often, keeping up can be hard. Therefore, it’s important to have the mindset that, it’s not about if you get breached, it’s about when you get breached and then how you handle it. Having a plan in place will ensure the consequences of a breach don’t undo of all your hard work in developing your organisation and building your reputation. 

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