Incident Response and Protecting Your Company’s Data



Cybersecurity is based on five pillars: preparation/identification, protection, detection, problem solving, and recovery. Malicious programs may delete, modify or block access to your data, disrupt the operation of computers, and steal confidential information. Therefore, using incident response technology and being proactive with your cybersecurity is an essential aspect of running a business.

Set an Appropriate Budget

The level of funds you allocate to your incident response technology and your cybersecurity budget should take into account technical investments, the installation of protection systems, criminal investigation costs, and the restoration of all types of damage. Therefore, your cybersecurity budget should cover, for example, a protection contract that includes repairing the consequences of a cyberattack. Remember, cybercriminals can take advantage of many opportunities to access massive amounts of sensitive information using the most advanced technologies.


Setting up threat hunting and protection systems are therefore essential. It is also necessary for companies to deploy a myriad of cybersecurity measures to protect their data. Suitable methods may be specific to your industry. For example, you may start by not only defining the list of information to be protected but also the list of relevant industrial workshops/functions.

Set Standards

Since cybersecurity can be seen as a subset of IT security, it is clear that security standards will be the first step, but it is also essential to broaden the scope of coverage to cover many aspects of cybersecurity and IT security. Have you assessed the potential security risks for your business and identified the information and the computers to be protected? Only recently has humanity begun to understand how to derive useful data from the myriad of cybersecurity metadata available.


Cybersecurity arises as the best guarantor of the informational capital of companies, organizations, states, and individuals. However, data is often not sufficiently used to strengthen cybersecurity efficiently. It is only after fulfilling all your cybersecurity prerequisites that it is possible to establish the context of cybersecurity and to visualize risks and threats.

Be Prepared

The neologism of cybersecurity designates a set of methods of risk management training, actions, tools, and courses to protect people, organizations, and the tangible and intangible computer assets of businesses against criminal organizations, attackers, etc. Firms, therefore, need to be ready to deal with attacks such as denial of service attacks, web attacks, and phishing. From these definitions, the cybersecurity perimeter essentially covers the reduction of risks and the resolution of information security incidents.


However, IT security is much broader and encompasses both being able to prevent attacks (prevention) and above all being able to continue and resume a regular business activity (correction) very quickly following an attack, a natural disaster, or incidents related to the security of information. Cyberattacks may also be espionage attacks, which are performed to capture critical business information. These attacks are designed for the theft of intellectual property, and cyber-espionage attacks are increasingly affecting the industrial sector, as well as SMEs, which are the target of many of these attacks.


Remember, the risk of accidents is relatively high if you do not invest in cybersecurity and take the necessary measures.