In today’s hyperconnected age, cybersecurity breaches are becoming more commonplace. The growing interconnectivity between users, devices, and networks is giving rise to new security vulnerabilities with each passing day. Cybercriminals have become smarter and more sophisticated, using advanced technologies such as AI and innovative attack methodologies such as social engineering to create and launch more powerful attacks.
It is, in short, a scary time to be an enterprise.
This is where Ahad’s Cyber Security Framework steps into the picture. Our Cyber Response and Investigation teams work closely with clients to proactively identify potential threats and vulnerabilities, as well as to detect respond to ongoing breaches. We help you contain security breaches and mitigate their impact on your business and data. We also conduct detailed forensic investigations into security events to design and implement a robust threat detection and response strategy to combat future attacks. Our digital forensics teams also provide exhaustive and reliable forensic and expert witness services, covering everything from investigation strategy and planning, scoping and collection to analysis and presentation of material to court.
If you are wondering whether you need to improve your enterprise’s threat detection and response capabilities, consider the following questions:
If you are unsure about your response to any of these questions, you might want to re-evaluate your approach to enterprise security.
You can’t solve a problem you don’t know about, which is why identifying potential threats and attacks should be a priority. This can only be achieved with a proactive approach to managing potential risks and threat exposure. You need a comprehensive, real-time view of your network, devices, users, and data – and how they are connected with and influence each other. Such constant analysis and evaluation of your security health are integral to implementing well-defined security policies and processes which help in managing and mitigating risk.
Timing is a crucial factor in the event of a security breach. Real-time threat assessment and vulnerability evaluation can improve network visibility and transparency to enable near-instant threat detection. This can help you respond faster to security incidents on a near-instant basis, enabling you to contain breaches and attacks at their point of incidence while minimizing the overall impact on your operations.
In 2019, enterprises paid, on average, $3.92 million to address security breaches. This means but one thing: security breaches are costly affairs that hurt your revenues and your market reputation. Implementing strong cybersecurity measures, processes, and policies can help you protect yourself from the impact of a successful breach on your business and reputation. These include tracking access to digital and physical resources, providing security awareness and sensitivity training, focusing on data security, and managing and monitoring network configurations, and deploying cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions.
Despite the precautions taken, your business may still be breached. Protecting your organization, in this scenario, requires a well-thought-out, strong response plan that outlines specific guidelines and strategies in case of a breach. Post-event response also needs to be mapped out well in advance – from measures and solutions implemented to prevent a future breach to a media action plan regarding the handling of public perception about the security event.
Recovering your operations is a priority after every breach. A robust recovery plan can help you restore operational capacity and enterprise-critical data, as well as to communicate essential information to your employees and other stakeholders. It also analyzes key learnings from the latest event to update playbooks and response strategies, thus ensuring that your business can bounce back up from a breach much stronger and resilient than ever before.