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7 InfoSec Resources You May Have Missed in February

March 03, 2022


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At Exabeam, part of our mission is to help keep security professionals educated and informed on threat detection and incident response topics. In February, we created several resources for you. In case you missed them, here are seven of our most recent pieces geared towards helping you mature your SOC and enhance your security posture with XDR and next-gen SIEM. Whether you’re a CISO or a security practitioner, there is something on this list for you.

1. Business Continuity as Part of Your Incident Response Plan | Checklist

An incident response (IR) plan without a business continuity component is like a house without a roof — seven months out of the year you could be just fine, but when winter comes, you’re in trouble. The incident response plan reviews and responds to any cybersecurity incident or attack which may, or may not, disrupt business operations. Either way, including a business continuity component is the proactive way to support business operations and critical infrastructure.

Having some critical steps related to business continuity can mean the difference between costly downtime or a barely noticed disruption. Business continuity as a part of your incident response plan prepares you to minimize the impact of an attack while finding and fixing the cause to prevent further damage.

While business continuity often lives within the IT department, when an incident results in an intrusion, the cybersecurity team is a key partner in minimizing the impact on the business. With this in mind, this checklist outlines how to incorporate business continuity steps within your incident response plan. 

2. The CISO’s Response Plan During a Breach | Guide

The three little words a CISO never wants to ask: “Incident or breach?”

There’s no escaping the fact that post-breach leadership is a part of every CISO’s job today. Spearheading post-breach action and recovery is the ultimate test of a security leader’s skills, confidence, and mettle. But it is also an opportunity for you and your organization to collaborate and shine in the face of adversity.

Whether you’ve lived through the experience of a previous breach, or are patiently waiting your turn, this guide will help you navigate the waters of post-breach response for when the inevitable occurs.

3. Why Are Companies STILL Getting Breached? | White Paper

You work in a SOC. You are sitting at your console and envisioning a different reality. You close your eyes and make a wish. It’s 2022, and the days of undetected intrusions and breaches are a thing of the past. You are confident that your security stack will automatically detect and respond to any attack against your environment. You open your eyes and realize this dream isn’t a reality.

It’s not even close. Every day across large and small companies, intrusions occur and breaches happen. If you are fortunate, you catch it early and don’t have to report it. Either way, you are living in a world where the attackers have the upper hand, and in many cases, are winning the cybersecurity game.

Read this white paper to find out why companies are STILL getting breached and how Exabeam can help you Seize the Breach.

4. Why You Need an Incident Response Plan | eBook 

When incidents happen, security teams are under tremendous pressure. In such a hectic environment, they might not follow proper incident response procedures to limit the damage. Lacking the right information, or a formal plan, many overreact, shutting down or patching too many systems and interrupting operations in a way that magnifies the business risk. In some cases, a rush to respond may eliminate valuable forensic information needed to isolate and eradicate an attack.

Don’t assume incident response plans are for large, mature enterprises only. Organizations of every size and maturity experience serious security incidents that must be dealt with effectively. In Verizon’s 2021 report, more than 45% of security breaches occurred in organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees.

The following is our take on why an incident response plan should be a critical piece of your cybersecurity strategy. This eBook provides some valuable guidelines and tips to help CISOs, and incident responders succeed.

5. The Responsibility of Risk | White Paper

The cybersecurity crisis in the United States has become so severe that President Joe Biden has reached out to the private sector to help. Other governments are taking legislative actions as well.

This led to the announcement that some leading United States tech companies are committing billions of dollars to be invested over the next several years to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and to train workers.

In this white paper, we will uncover:

  • How big tech commits to help
  • The risk responsibility by mandate
  • How this will affect state and federal regulations

6. Detect, Identify, and Remediate Ransomware | Guide

According to Verizon’s 2021 DBIR report, incidents of successful ransomware attacks doubled from 2020, making up 10% of all attacks publicly reported. Attackers continue to deploy ransomware because it returns a profit. And there’s little doubt that ransomware will continue to be an attack vector by malicious actors.

It’s important to choose security tools that can automate and tie information together for security teams to effectively identify and combat this threat. Exabeam helps security teams outsmart adversaries committing ransomware attacks with the support of signatures/IoC, behavioral analytics, automation, and purpose-built content across the full analyst workflow, from detection to response.

Download this guide to learn more about the challenges ransomware poses and the capabilities Exabeam offers to detect, investigate, and respond to this type of threat.

7. 5 Steps to Design Your Cybersecurity Strategy | Infographic

Success is not operating incident-free but learning from them. Leveraging a Next-gen SIEM or XDR solution can help you with a proactive security posture. This infographic provides five steps to design your cybersecurity strategy.

Related Webinar

For more insights, register for our Mar. 15 webinar, “Planning Before the Breach. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to better understand your risk
  • How to improve your security detection and response capabilities
  • Ways to level the playing field against sophisticated adversaries
Planning Before the Breach: You Can’t Protect What You Can’t See

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