Strong Incident Response Starts with Careful Preparation- SecurityWeek

An article written by the Director of D3’s Cyber Security Practice, Stan Engelbrecht, is currently featured on SecurityWeek. Stan’s article is the first in a three-part series on often-overlooked steps in the incident response process. The following is a brief excerpt from the article. Head over to SecurityWeek to read the piece in its entirety.

Through working every day with organizations’ incident response (IR) teams, I am confronted with the entire spectrum of operational maturity. However, even in the companies with robust IR functions, the rapidly evolving threat landscape, constantly changing best practices, and surplus of available tools make it easy to overlook important steps during planning. As a result, by the time an incident occurs, it’s too late to improve their foundational procedures.

Broadly put, there are three phases to an IR plan: Preparation, Response, and Post-Incident. In this three-part series, I’ll cover the important steps in each phase that many organizations overlook. 

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Stan Engelbrecht

Stan is the director of D3’s cybersecurity practice and an accredited CISSP. Stan is involved throughout the product delivery and customer success lifecycle, and takes particular interest in working with customers to configure organization- and industry-tailored solutions. You can find Stan speaking about cybersecurity issues at conferences, in the media, and as the chapter president for a security special interest group.