All too often companies are learning the hard way — during an incident — how they could have been better prepared to mitigate the risk or reduce the damage.
In 2017, Secureworks’ formidable team of incident responders and analysts helped hundreds of organisations navigate through complex and high-risk security incidents. We analysed the lessons learned, studied global threat trends, and captured the key findings in Secureworks annual Incident Response Insights Report, 2018. It offers data and best practices to help you prepare better, defend faster, and respond more effectively in the face of threats that put your business at risk. In 50% of IR engagements over the past 12 months, for example, organisations had insufficient end point or network visibility to respond successfully. Advanced threats went undetected for an average of 380 days.
Findings also include emerging global threat trends, methods of attack, key recommendations for maturing your IR programme, and what has, and hasn’t, been working as organisations put both proactive and emergency response procedures to the test.
In almost every case where software vulnerabilities were exploited by an adversary to gain access to a network or system, the vendor had released security patches for those vulnerabilities months beforehand.
In this report you’ll learn:
- Emerging threat trends based on 2017 incident response engagements
- How you might be vulnerable
- How to respond faster and more effectively when an incident does occur
- Planning and preparation strategies to increase organisational resilience