AccessData has launched InSight™ Platform which speeds up both the identification of threats and the resolution of incidents. It is a cybersecurity system which enables companies to manage the data incidents caused by cyber-attacks, mobile risk, GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance) and eDiscovery requests and get employees back to work as quickly as possible.
I was at a big dinner a while back for a group of us who first met 30 years before. Everyone was relaxed – except for one man who looked as if he had had a terrible day. He had – he was in charge of security at a large corporation and had spent 24 hours fighting a cybersecurity attack. It was a bit like knowing of a war through books and newspaper accounts and suddenly meeting someone who had just come back from the front. For a few hours (and rather more hours than the managing director appreciated) the company had been unable to function effectively as systems were brought down to deal with the attack. Ahead lay a great round of reporting and post-mortems.
No company is immune from such attacks and, however well the perimeter may be defended, the threat of attack is ever-present. Alongside protection must exist the means of reacting. Detection and reaction is what InSight Platform does.
There is a press release here which describes what InSight does. With it comes a case study whose title IDT Corporation Reduces Incident Response Times by 80% goes to the heart of the problem and the AccessData solution.
Also relevant is a study called Threat Intelligence & Incident Response: A Study of U.S. & EMEA Organizations recently undertaken jointly by the Ponemon Institute and AccessData which shows that the majority of organisations are unable to effectively respond to and resolve a cyber-attack. To prepare the report 1,083 CISOs and security technicians in the United States and EMEA were asked about how their company handles the immediate aftermath of a cyber-attack and what would help their teams more successfully detect and remediate these events. One of the more interesting findings was that many breaches are concealed from senior directors.