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The State of Cyber Security Incident Response by DarkReading

Organizations are responding to new threats with new processes for detecting and mitigating them. Here’s a look at how the discipline of incident response is evolving.

Dark Reading’s 2019 Incident Response Survey, which provides feedback from 150 IT and cybersecurity professionals, reflects a high level of concern about attacks targeting intellectual property, proprietary business information, and customer and employee data. Many of the respondents have implemented measures for responding to and mitigating data compromises, but critical gaps in certain incident response capabilities may be seriously limiting these efforts.

Every day, enterprises wrestle with cybersecurity compromises of all sizes and types, ranging from simple viruses to complex, targeted online attacks. To successfully defend their data, IT organizations are developing teams, tools, and processes to quickly respond to new cyber threats and compromises – but not all of them are succeeding. In this survey, we find out how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.