Cyber incidents

Investigative pitfalls to avoid

Weekly news stories about major cyber incidents occurring at organizations of all sizes keep Brad Berry, head of cyber investigations at Synible Inc. (hypothetical person and company), up late at night. Barry knows Synible faces similar risks and threats. Coupled with state-of-the-art security tools, advanced training and years of experience, he believes his team is well-positioned to adequately detect and respond to cyber incidents. Why, then, is Barry concerned? Because he knows that even with the most sophisticated and advanced information security programs, no organization is safe from the next major cyberattack.

In a 2015 World Economic Forum speech, Former Cisco CEO John Chambers said, “There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.” Odds are your organization has suffered some kind of cyber incident in the recent past. Whether it was trivial or significant, how you responded and investigated it made all the difference.

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