Cyber Security Incident Response: Do’s and Don’ts (Infographic)

The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve rapidly, putting every IT organization at the risk of cyberattack.

When a breach of your IT systems occurs, it may result in loss of critical enterprise data, reputation damage, denial of service, direct financial loss, and non-compliance penalties.

Therefore, organizations must develop Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) capability to respond quickly, thoroughly, and decisively when an incident occurs.

This helps dramatically reduce the impact of the cyber incident, reducing downtime, containing the threat, and mitigating damages as much as possible.

Here is an infographic about the five critical do’s and don’ts of cyber security incident response to help keep you on the right path towards cyber maturity.

Cyber Security Incident Response: Do’s and Don’ts - Infographic

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It’s important for IT organizations to learn how to build a Cyber Incident Response plan.

Here are five do’s and don’ts for effective incident response: Cyber Incident Response



Use forensic tools to collect volatile data and other critical artifacts from the system. Do not panic. It makes things worse.
Collect external intelligence based on identified Indicators of Compromise (IOC). Do not shut down compromised systems.
Secure systems and other media for forensic collection. Do not discuss the incident with others unless otherwise directed.
Collect the appropriate logs at both the network and endpoint level. Do not use domain admin credentials to access the systems environment.
Communicate promptly with potential customers and stakeholders. Do not execute any non-forensic software on compromised systems.

Why do Organizations Need Incident Response?

A robust cyber incident management plan helps you stay ahead of the cybersecurity adversaries. The key benefits of the IR plan include:

1) Respond to the threat with ease and confidence
2) Mitigate the impact of the incident
3) Improve overall cybersecurity posture
4) Strengthen customer trust
5) Solidify brand reputation
6) Ensure compliance
7) Prepare, respond, and react with speed and resilience
8) Contain the threat of spreading
9) Maintain business continuity

Why StealthLabs?

StealthLabs delivers a powerful blend of technical skills, business experience, and industry insights when helping clients build effective CIR capabilities.

  • Comprehensive Security Solutions
  • Deep CIR Experience
  • Broad Reach
  • Round-the-clock Security Services

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