Incident Response

Incident Response For Cyber Incidents

Can your team react to a cyber security threat?

When your security team detects a cyber threat in your IT infrastructure a critical factor will be the pre-planned Incident Response protocols they follow for rapid investigation, team coordination and action taken to remedy the threat before it becomes a serious cyber attack.

Being prepared is key to your organisation's cyber security and having the correct Incident Response Plan will help in knowing how to respond to hacking, malware, ransomware and other malicious attacks. A quick response will mean faster resolution, less downtime and minimal risk to ongoing attacks or data loss.

If you’re experiencing a cyber incident and don’t have the capacity to perform your own Incident Response, Cythera offers an effective approach focusing on gaining control of the network, and associated services, followed by a thorough forensic examination of the environment. Upon investigation of the breach, a timeline of events to allow subsequent investigation and elimination to occur, and if necessary, form an evidentiary brief for later prosecution purposes.

“Ransomware incidents are becoming prolific in Australia. We have experienced a significant increase in businesses contacting Cythera for ransomware incident response services to resolve the situation and deploy security solutions to prevent future cyber attacks.”

Ben Cuthbert, Head of Technical Services


Not Equipped to Manage A Cyber Attack? Cythera is.

Are you concerned about hacking and cyber attacks but:

  • Don’t know what to look for
  • Relying on out-of-the-box alerts
  • Lack time and resources to constantly monitor your systems
  • Haven’t got the capital to establish an in-house cyber security team

You’re not alone. It’s common for Australian businesses to be susceptible to security incidents, yet ill-equipped to manage a cyber-attack. Don’t let this be your story.


Incident Response Plan (IRP)

An Incident Response Plan (IRP) is a set of procedures your team will follow after they detect a cyber threat in your environment to quickly and effectively assess the security alert, and contain the threat before extensive damage has been done.

If your business doesn’t have a cyber security incident response plan, or needs a refreshed version, a Cythera cyber security advisor will work with your team to create a protocol unique to your IT infrastructure and company requirements.

A typical incident response plan template looks like:

The best offence is a solid defence which is why your organisation must have the appropriate cyber security systems established with sufficiently trained employees in the software, hardware and expertise in cyber threat detection and analysis.

The Incident Response Plan should be thoroughly documented and your team should understand their roles and responsibilities to enable fast response times, minimise risk and reduce the amount of potential down time in the occurrence of a cyber attack

Cythera can consult and assist in the implementation of the correct cyber security solutions to help protect your company.

When an incident has been triggered in your cyber security monitoring you should enact the initial stages of your incident response plan which will be to determine if an incident has occured, if an incident is still occuring, or if it was a false-positive.

When a breach has been identified, your security team will need to deploy Incident Response and Digital Forensics to investigate the scale and scope of the event and categorise the incident.

Your Incident Response Plan should be comprehensive enough to have protocols for a broad range of cyber attacks which will generally comprise of:

  • Contain the security threat
  • Eliminate the cyber adversary
  • Recovery

The first step in combating a cyber threat is to contain the breach to stop it spreading and infecting further IT systems. Once it is under control the security team can investigate the extent of the breach and gather further intelligence.

Now the breach has been contained and examined it will be a matter of planning the complete removal of the cyber threat from your systems.

With the cyber threat removed your team will then begin to remedy the system and recover the data and resume normal business operations.

During the cyber breach a well trained team will have been following Incident Response guidelines to record events details and store logs of important information for post-action auditing.

Once all facts and findings have been gathered a comprehensive report should be provided to the relevant stakeholders.

After the incident is over and the reports are complete it is now time to fine tune the incident response plan, review your systems and identify where your cyber security systems can be improved to ensure the safety of your ICT infrastructure moving forward.

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Why Choose an Incident Response Plan?

The goal of an Incident Response Plan (IPR) is to handle the situation in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs. Don’t guess at how to respond to a cyber attack, have a plan or trust the experts who can reliably help.

Cythera offers comprehensive cyber security services ranging from consultations to complete security system implementation and managed services.

If your company needs a new or updated Incident Response Plan the Cytherateam is standing by to provide top quality solutions.

Yes, infact Cythera is listed as a the preferred incident responder and digital forensics specialist organisation for a number of global insurers and underwriters.

Cythera has extensive experience in performing ongoing Incident Response services who can rapidly identify, respond and protect enterprises from threats and malicious attacks.

A Security Operations Centre (SOC) is an important part of executing an Incident Response as it is where the dedicated security team uses advanced technologies to monitor and take action against cyber security threats. Cythera can be your outsourced SOC and help protect your business.

The Cythera offices are based in Melbourne’s CBD and provide cyber security services and online threat protection to companies all over Australia and the Asia-Pacific. This is made possible by the early adoption of cutting edge technologies and standing at the forefront of the cyber security industry.

DFIR stands for Digital Forensics and Incident Response which occurs when investigating a computer or IT system for breaches, infection and potential cyber attacks.

You will notice the difference with Cythea’s Cyber Security-as-a-Service (Cyber SECaaS) solution

  • Provides incident detection and response on applications, endpoints, and assets within your organisation, including those in the cloud.
  • More than just advanced technology. Powered by Cythera’s in-house specialists who understand the difference between user behaviour and attacker behaviour. The Australian based team will focus on hunting and processing threat intelligence.
  • The use of automated technology to detect and respond on your behalf.
  • An Australian-based team that lives and breathes security to help you solve your toughest security issues and provide effective security solutions.
  • In-depth understanding of the Australian market and cyber security landscape.