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Enterprises Need a Panic Button for Security Breaches By @CKeene | @CloudExpo #Cloud
Identify compromised systems from intrusion detection tools and disconnect compromised systems from network
Aug. 12, 2015 09:30 AM
Most home security systems have a panic button - if you hear something go bump in the night you can push a panic button to starts the sirens wailing, call the cops and hopefully sends the bad guys scurrying. As useful as this is for home owners, enterprises need a security panic button even more.
Security spending is heavily weighted towards keeping bad guys out. Media coverage has demonstrated how often they get in anyway. According to the CyberEdge Group, 71% of large enterprises reported at least 1 successful hacking attack in 2014.
While there is extensive advice around the manual steps to take to respond to a malicious attack, there is little in the way of an automated response to an attack. This is important area to extend enterprise automation.
What might a Panic Button for automated response to security incidents look like? Essentially this would be an automated workflow that would implement a set of tasks to eliminate the current attack, identify existing losses and minimize future damage. An example workflow could include:
By creating automated “Panic Button” workflows that respond to security incidents, enterprises can reduce the damage of an attack. This automated approach can also show customers that an enterprise is taking full precautions to protect their personal information from falling into the wrong hands.
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