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Incident Response: Thwarting Cyberattacks with Intelligence

Dec 7, 2018 1:58:30 PM | Security

shutterstock_652587592-IR 72dpiWhen you hear someone describing an “incident,” you probably think it’s a minor issue. But when it comes to security, incidents can morph into crises if not handled correctly. The federal government and private industry have both learned this the hard way.

Most security operations teams began with incident response as an ad hoc, personally driven process. In some instances, incident responders formalized incident response processes using manual tools—think binders and spreadsheets. As time has passed, others have tried to use standard operations ticketing software to streamline incident response, but with mixed results.  Network operations software is not built to address the specialized needs of security response and does not provide hooks for automation or useful artifacts for trend analysis.

Arming Security Responders with a Powerful Defense

As a result, automated incident response (IR), a new generation of cutting-edge security technology, is starting to take off, especially in government in the U.S. and overseas. Today’s IR tools provide adaptive, intelligent responses to security incidents based on legal consequences, evidence preservation, compliance, and other factors.

At Jeskell, we’re one of the few firms in the U.S. with extensive experience in deploying advanced IR systems and policies that help simplify and accelerate organizations’ response to complex threats. In fact, we’re the number one integrator for IBM’s Resilient Incident Response Platform, which automates and orchestrates IR workflow.

Resilient, one of the industry’s top IR solutions, collects and analyzes data streaming from security information event management (SIEM) and other security solutions. With a single, easy-to-use dashboard, Resilient provides responders with a centralized display of security incidents and other data across the enterprise, as well as the actions of other responders. Resilient’s consolidated control and display make responders more productive and efficient and provides senior management with real-time updates.  In fact, when IBM began installing Resilient, the average time to incident closure dropped from 25 days to just five. Resilient also analyzes archival data to identify trends and areas for improvement. 

Advanced Protection and Efficiency Go Hand in Hand

Are you ready to take your infrastructure to the next level of protection and increase the efficiency of your security environment and staff? Engaging with a security-focused systems integrator is the first step.

With decades of systems integration experience designing and deploying advanced security systems, Jeskell is well equipped to help you evaluate and implement advanced capabilities such as IR

We also have a wide range of cybersecurity capabilities, including identity management, security analytics with machine learning, SIEM, and vulnerability assessment, among others. As a small-to-medium business, we are more agile and cost-efficient, and offer quicker time to value compared to larger systems integration firms. 

We would be happy to provide you with an initial, complimentary assessment of your cybersecurity infrastructure. Because security threats are evolving so fast, we recommend that our customers take advantage of these complimentary evaluations on a quarterly basis. If you are ready to take the next step toward fortifying your infrastructure, please contact Joseph Swartz, Cybersecurity Specialist, at (612) 296-0109 or

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