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Cybercriminals do not discriminate against anyone when it comes to their targets of choice. They go after whatever organization they consider to have a potential to yield substantial financial benefits, without taking into account that some of their exploits might even lead to international conflict or an environmental catastrophe of unimaginable scale.
Cyber attacks on critical infrastructures have become commonplace lately, threatening public health and safety, and deteriorating relations between countries. Having in mind how sophisticated and advanced these cyber threats are, it is no wonder that it is extremely difficult to detect and prevent all of them, so a proper cyber incident response plan that would help contain the damage and recover from an attack becomes a necessity.
Critical infrastructure is comprised of organizations from various sectors, including health care, energy, telecommunications, financial services, government, and transportation, among others. All businesses and institutions that are part of one of these sectors are potential targets for cybercriminals.
To improve their ability to mitigate cybersecurity threats more effectively, these organizations are advised to create a workflow-based incident response plan relying on automation and orchestration platform.
By utilizing an incident response platform that allows an orchestrated approach while automating certain routine and time-consuming tasks, organizations can greatly reduce reaction times of their cybersecurity teams, and start the recovery process as soon as possible.
A workflow-based platform, that incorporates a set of actions tailored to specific types of cyber attacks, allows security teams to go through all stages of an incident response quickly and effectively, by providing them with concrete steps that need to be taken based on the type and scope of an attack. Furthermore, based on the attack types, knowledge sharing articles could be associated with the incident for faster and more efficient resolving.
In addition to workflows, automation-and-orchestration incident response platforms can easily integrate with intelligence sharing platforms, allowing organizations to send and receive essential cybersecurity events information, improving their ability to prevent future attacks.
Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure are probably going to become even more common, so investing in an incident response platform with automation and orchestration capabilities would be of great help to organizations looking to enhance their cyber defenses moving forward. By doing that, they would also be contributing to efforts for preserving international peace and public safety.
Dario Forte / 9 Aug 2017
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DFLabs / 30 May 2018
Attackers have long embraced the concept of automation. Why have we as a security industry been so slow to adopt the same methods of automation?
Dario Forte / 13 Sep 2017
Threat actors are increasingly adopting security automation and machine learning – security teams will have to follow suit, or risk falling behind.
DFLabs / 4 Apr 2018
CISOs face a wide spectrum of challenges in 2018. Security orchestration, automation and response platforms can help them tackle those challenges.
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