8 Free Tools to Automate Your Incident Response Process by Gilad David Maayan

January 16, 2020

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Incident response is the organized practice of responding to cyber security events. These processes are typically organized into an incident response plan, which outlines the steps and tools the organizations should follow during events. 

An incident response plan can and should differ between organizations, established to cover the specific needs of the security perimeter. However, the plan should typically cover six key steps—preparation, identification, containment, eradication, recovery, and lessons learned.

Since the incident response process is often circular, there are many repetitive tasks. To save time, you can delegate these tasks to dedicated tools. Read on to learn about the importance of incident response automation, and discover six popular tools.

What Is Incident Response Automation and Why Is It Important?

Incident response is a critical, time-sensitive activity, and in virtually all organizations security analyst time is scarce. It is impossible to manually review and investigate all alerts from modern security tools. 

Automating incident response activities can help reduce the time it takes to mitigate a critical incident, preventing malware from spreading or stopping attackers from doing any more damage. It can also save time by allowing security teams to review more security events, and identify....

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