Not having a cyber incident response retainer can be detrimental to your company. If your company has been a victim of a cyber attack, data could have been stolen which can damage your company’s reputation. If you hold a lot of private and confidential information for your customers within your networks and this is compromised, then this can lead to a breakdown of trust between you and your clients and, in the worst case, can cause them to leave.

Offering cyber incident response retainers to your clients helps to build trust, as they will be safe in the knowledge that their confidential information is secure. In the event of any cyber security incidents, by having a cyber incident response retainer in place, clients can quickly and easily get assistance. In our latest blog, we take a look at the importance of having a cyber incident response retainer and the benefits this can bring to your business. 

What is a cyber incident response retainer?

A cyber incident response retainer is a threat prevention and response method that many companies around the world have in place. The strategy of this retainer is to reduce exploitation and reduce cyber attacks on a company and, in the event of a security breach, these can be quickly and swiftly dealt with by the cyber incident response retainer company. Essentially, it is like an added insurance policy for your business, particularly if you deal with sensitive data or store customer and client’s personal information within your networks. 

The benefits of a cyber incident response retainer

These retainers are highly beneficial for companies. One of the reasons is that it can help keep important data secure. Additionally, it can help with the recovery of stolen data. Another reason is that it can add value to your product or service. If you don’t have a cyber incident response retainer in place, it may take longer to recover any lost or damaged data or put you at increased risk of a security breach or attack.

Here at CYFOR Secure, we understand that the thought of both dealing and preparing for a cyber incident can be quite daunting, particularly if you’re not too sure where to start. This is why we offer flexible and comprehensive cyber incident response retainers, so that you can customise the services you expect to receive in the event of a breach or attack. 

We work with each client to create a retainer that is well suited to your business, and which provides you with the cover you’re most interested in, whilst leaving out any services that might not be of benefit to your business, without you paying for it. 

What’s included in a cyber incident response retainer?

With cyber incident response retainers, we aim to include 3 main elements to ensure comprehensive protection and detection.  

Incident response preparation 

With this, we can review your networks, as well as the databases and software that they use, to identify any weak points within the systems. These preparation services can pre-plan the responses which will be carried out if a cyber attack is to happen. 

Incident response plan

In the event of any cyber incidents which may occur, we’ll put together a plan of how to deal with these and we will work with your IT and security teams in how best to deal with these issues, should they emerge. We can also provide your team with cyber security awareness training, as in most cases, cyber attacks are the result of human error, which helps people to spot the signs of potential threats and phishing attacks. 

We can also provide and create simulations so that you can test the responses of your team in the event of a cyber attack, which you can then use to identify any further additions to your cyber security incident response retainer.

Incident response team 

With our cyber incident response retainers, we will provide you with prompt access to our specialist team of digital forensic and incident response (DFIR) experts. In the event of a cyber breach or attack, they are on hand to receive details of the cyber incident, analyse the issues and provide information and advice on the response which is required, whilst also analysing how severe the incident is. 

The team will recover any data which has been breached or stolen and look to prevent it happening again in the future. With our cyber incident response retainers, our team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you can rest assured that no matter the time or day you may experience a cyber attack, we’re on hand to help. 

Organise your cyber incident response retainer with CYFOR Secure

If you’ve not yet set up a cyber incident response retainer and are interested in protecting your business against cyber threats and attacks, contact us today to speak with our team of experts and customise your retainer plan.