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Incident Response

Better detection and effective incident response plans help keep your business operating. Please don’t wait until it’s too late to have an incident response plan in place.

Edafio’s IR approach combines the industry-leading proven process and an experienced team of certified cyber consultants. We are dedicated to implementing a full security program that will continue to address issues and will launch your organization on the path forward to a more secure future.

Our expert detection consultants investigate threats 24/7/365. We remove false positives, classify confirmed threats, and deliver an event timeline with the context you need to take action. In today’s business environment, companies face a wide range of potential cyber threats. Edafio is here to help you identify, contain, and examine them.

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What Is An Incident Response Plan?

An Incident Response plan helps ensure an effective cleanup and recovery when you discover a cybersecurity incident, which will protect an organization’s data, reputation, and resources. A systematic strategy and a dedicated team are needed to handle the incident and decrease the loss and cost of recovery.

The benefits of an Incident Response Plan

We recommend annual assessments of critical assets with a higher impact and likelihood of risks. They typically cover all aspects of a company, from IT to operations to HR and accounting. Our team performs a deep-dive assessment, usually within six weeks, walking through the phases outlined below:

Importance of Incident Response

Cyber incidents are not just technology problems – they’re business problems. The sooner you can mitigate an attack, the less harm it will have on your business. However, merely having an IR plan isn’t enough; our Cyber Incident Response Team ( CIRT) needs to run practice scenarios to prepare for the real thing adequately. Additionally, they are time-sensitive. The GDPR, for example, requires that companies report data security incidents within 72 hours of discovery. These notification laws are becoming more prevalent, and that trend is likely to continue.

Readiness and Response

Edafio consultants' skills and expertise, combined with proven process and technology, allow us to respond and contain cyber incidents more efficiently.

Intelligent Investigation

With over 100+ specialized IT professionals to support CIRT throughout the process, we can identify bad actors present in the environment, enabling us to contain the incident quickly.

Tailored remediation roadmap

We partner with you to develop a personalized plan based on a personalized assessment of your needs, business objectives, and current security position.

Trusted Team and Technology

Our trusted team and technology services used in the IR probe are available to you for the long term, assuring that you can enhance your security posture to prevent future attacks.

6 Steps to a Successful Incident Response Plan

SANS published their Incident Handler’s Handbook awhile back, and it remains the standard for IR plans. It’s a six-step process that organizations can use to build a policy around.


Step 1: Preparation

Preparation is the key to developing an IR plan:
First, establish policies and procedures for incident response management.
Communication Guidelines: Create communication criteria and guidelines to enable seamless communication during and after an incident.
Incorporate Threat Intelligence Feeds: Perform ongoing collection, analysis, and synchronization of your threat intelligence feeds.
Conduct Cyber-Hunting Exercises: Conduct threat hunting exercises to find incidents occurring within your environment. This enables a more proactive incident response.
Assess Your Threat Detection Capability: Assess your current threat detection capability and update risk assessment and improvement programs.

Ask yourself:

  • What is the acceptable use of company data? What are the consequences for security violations?
  • What qualifies as a security event?


Step 2: Identification

Monitor network systems, detect deviations from standard operations, and see if they represent actual security incidents. When discovering an incident, be sure to:

  • Collect additional evidence
  • Establish its type and severity
  • Document everything


Step 3: Containment

Containment is two-fold. The two types of containment include the short-term and long-term.

  • Short-term containment is an immediate response to minimizing the overall impact and preventing the threat from spreading and doing more harm.
  • Long-term containment includes coordinating with outside vendors or third parties to restore all operations to production before going back to business.


Step 4: Eradication

Establish a process to restore all of the affected systems. Starting with reimaging all systems involved in the incident and removing any security incident traces.


Step 5: Recovery

Find how to bring all operations back into full production after confirming that they are clean and clear of any suspiciousness that could lead to a new security event.


Step 6: Lessons Learned

With the incident behind you, it’s time to discuss a strategy for future prevention. Review the incident’s documentation to prevent future attacks and update the plan based on feedback and identify any deficiencies.

Reduce risk and protect your organization with an incident response plan from Edafio. By doing so, your company can leverage our expertise and experience in intrusion detection and prevention systems.