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Reasons why you need an incident response plan today


Protect Your Data

Protecting data is of importance both personally and professionally. By following an updated incident response plan, your team can proactively protect your data. Data in the wrong hands could be held for ransom when a hacker deploys ransomware (WannaCry, Petya, NotPetya, etc.) or when proprietary information is leaked to the public.

Protecting data assets throughout the incident response process includes countless tasks and responsibilities for the IR team. Important procedures include secure backups, leveraging logs and security alerts to detect malicious activity, proper identity and access management to avoid insider threats, and strong attention to patch management.


Protect Your Reputation & Customer Trust

78% of consumers would take their business elsewhere if directly affected by a data breach. If a security breach is not properly handled quickly, the company risks losing some or all its customer base. A data breach doesn’t instill confidence in your customers. You probably know by now that it can literally be a PR nightmare for organizations.

Not to mention, if your company is a publicly traded organization, investor and shareholder confidence can dramatically decrease following a publicized data breach. Just look at the stock prices for some of the largest data breaches within the last few years – Equifax, Target, Yahoo, Sony, and many more.

Zimbabwe Cyber-Security draws from deep skills and years of experience to help you resolve your incident, return to normal operations, and prevent incident recurrence while minimizing operational impact.


Protect Your Revenue

A thorough incident response process safeguards your organization from a potential loss of revenue. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of a data breach is $3.6 million. Consider the Home Depot breach, which involved more than 65 million customer credit and debit card accounts had a total breach cost of $62 million. With the Target data breach, more than 100 million customer records were exposed and resulted in a 10 percent drop in stock price.

Revenue is at stake with any impactful data breach. While your organization may not be a Home Depot or Target, your small to mid-size organization can still be greatly affected by a data breach. In fact, sixty percent of small and medium-sized businesses go out of business after six months following a data breach. Not only is direct company revenue at stake but also the costs for legal, remediation, forensic investigations, and regulatory and compliance fines when dealing with a security breach.

The faster your organization can detect and respond to a data breach or even security incidents the less likely it will have a significant impact on your data, customer trust, reputation, and a potential loss in revenue. If your organization doesn’t have an incident response process in place, consider leveraging a third-party managed security services provider to implement a customized approach for your business.

Our investigators will provide management support and communications, empowering your executives to make the right business decisions related to response actions.

Zimbabwe Cyber-Security follows generally accepted forensic procedures to collect, preserve, and analyze evidence in accordance with your objectives. This includes a variety of techniques such as log analysis, network and systems forensics, advanced malware analysis, and security intelligence to determine the root cause, timeline, and extent of the incident.

Following the conclusion of response activities, you’ll be provided a comprehensive report of the response investigation with recommendations and proposals for avoidance of future incidents from observed on-site issues and behaviors, including executive and board-level summaries of our findings.