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Digital Forensics & Incidence Response
Incident Response Lifecyle
Digital forensics refers to the process used to discover the causes of a breach after it has occurred. While the Columbia Advisory Group team is highly skilled in confidential discovery protocols, the objective should be to assure a well-planned precision response to any security incident.
You can improve your security posture, protect your assets, reduce incident response time, and minimize breach impact by adding an IncidentResponse team as part of your security operations.
Our DFIR teams leverage threat intelligence data enriched with years of cyberattack and threat experience to manage the preparation, response, and mitigation when an attack does occur.
Incident Response Lifecyle
Columbia Advisory Group’s monitoring services, digital forensics, and incident response services focus on four key elements:
Identifying the breach.
Containing the breach.
Eradicating the intrusion.
Recovering from the breach to bring you back into compliance and protect your business.
We manage the entire process and act as your security and compliance department during identification, containment, eradication, and recovery.
Four Phases of Digital Forensics / Incident Response
When the incident occurred;
How it was discovered and by whom;
What areas were impacted;
Scope of the breach;
Impact on operations; and
Source of entry.
Contain & Eradicate
Identify short- and long-term fixes;
Determin whether malware has been quarantined from the rest of your operations;
Apply security patches and software updates;
Get your systems back up and running;
Patching and test systems;
Implement monitoring of systems;
Implement tools to prevent similar attacks;
Analyze and documenting key learnings from the incident;
Identify what can be done to strengthen systems to prevent future attacks.
To build an effective incident response team, you need a diverse group of individuals with particular skill sets to manage these phases. It would be best if you had a team with deep experience in forensics and investigative work and deep reporting and technical expertise, such as the ability to reverse engineer malware.
As certified cybersecurity & compliance experts (CISSP, CIA, CISA, CEH, PMP, etc.) Columbia Advisory Group’s digital forensics and incident response team is highly skilled in helping businesses recover from cyber breaches.
More than Compliance Readiness
Columbia Advisory Group’s managed compliance services take you through the compliance readiness process and ensure your organization abides by regulatory requirements and certification bodies in preparation for third-party audits against security standards and cyber-insurance renewals.
Delivers exceptional IT Managed Services
Over 100 years of combined experience
Assessments conducted: 350+
Managed services engagements: 100+
Columbia Advisory group delivers unified security & compliance reporting that allows your business to track its readiness against any security or risk-based standard in real time.
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