Sicarius incident responders follow a proven and systematic process of identifying, analysing, and responding to cybersecurity incidents. We conduct a thorough examination of the incident to understand its scope, impact, and underlying causes, and take appropriate actions to mitigate the incident and prevent future occurrences.
Sicarius systematically works through each phase of incident response, providing comprehensive progress updates so you stay informed through the entire response :
Detection and Validation: Once an incident is detected, it needs to be validated to determine its legitimacy and severity. The Sicarius team will collect relevant information, conduct initial assessments, and confirm if an actual incident has occurred.
Containment and Mitigation: Once an incident is confirmed, our focus shifts to containing and mitigating the impact. This may involve isolating affected systems or networks, shutting down compromised accounts, blocking malicious activities, or implementing temporary fixes to limit further damage.
We work hand in hand with our clients to develop proactive strategies that not only mitigate risks but also strengthen their overall security posture.
Investigation and Analysis: Sicarius will conduct a detailed investigation to understand the nature of the incident, its root causes, and the extent of the impact. This typically includes forensic analysis of affected systems, examination of logs and records, identification of vulnerabilities or security gaps, and identifying indicators of compromise (IOCs) to determine the attack vector or method.
Recovery and Remediation: After analysing the incident, Sicarius supports efforts to recover affected systems, networks, or data. This involves restoring from backups, applying patches or updates, removing malware or malicious code, and implementing security enhancements to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Reporting and Documentation: Throughout the investigation, Sicarius documents all findings, actions taken, and lessons learned. This information helps in developing incident response improvement strategies, complying with legal and regulatory requirements, and sharing information with relevant stakeholders, including senior management, legal teams, or law enforcement agencies.
Post-Incident Analysis: After the incident is contained and resolved, Sicarius will perform a post-incident analysis or debriefing with the client to evaluate the effectiveness of the incident response process. This involves assessing the timeliness and efficiency of the response, identifying areas for improvement, updating incident response plans, and implementing corrective measures to enhance the organisation’s cybersecurity posture.
It’s important to note that cyber incident response investigations require skilled cybersecurity professionals with expertise in digital forensics, incident response procedures, and knowledge of relevant technologies. Sicarius are experienced professionals, utilising specialised tools and techniques to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the incident response process.
Critically, we have a sharp focus on customer service so you will be constantly kept up to date on the investigation as it progresses, meaning you are informed all the way through.