Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Digital forensics is the science of investigation and detection that deals with recovery and tracking if stolen or compromised digital information in the event of a cyber-attack or malicious incident.

The digital forensics toolkit deals with factors such as:

  • Attribution And Targeting Of The Source
  • Identifying Leaks and Vulnerabilities
  • Assessing the Damage and Mitigating its Consequences

Using data collected from all available resources that encounter the attack, digital forensics retraces the origin of the breach or compromise situation to identify the target of the attack, the damage, and collateral, and to assess whether the information can be retrieved as well as information on the ingress/egress points of the intruder which helps prevent further attacks.

The device include:

  • Servers (such as FTP)
  • Stand-Alone Systems
  • Mobile Devices
  • … and more!

The Incident Response Process

The complete process involves several aspects that can be broadly categorized as:

  • Forensic Data Collection And Analysis
  • Computer And Device Based Investigation
  • Network And Cloud-Based Investigation
  • Risk Analysis And Security Solutions

The data collected from the investigation is then used to deliver solutions that can prevent further incidents of that nature or detect and repair vulnerabilities within an existing system for future digital security.

A Robust Strategy

We work with a standardized strategy that has a proven track record of success first to identify the origins of the incident, their goals, and targets and the methodologies that were utilized in the execution of the attack. We then move forward to assess the damage and success of the attack, working from there to help your company retrieve and repair your data. In the end, our ultimate goal is to help your organization prevent any such escalations and breaches in the future while helping you trace the malicious individuals or sources that instigated the attack.

The Incident Response Timeline

Time is crucial in the event of an attack or breach; our team works on each of the following steps as efficiently and quickly as possible while executing a detailed analysis of the forensic data we obtain.

  • Initial Preparation
  • Identification of Area and Scope
  • Identification of Area and Scope
  • Analysis of Evidence
  • Initiating Remediation Protocols
  • Containment of the Breach
  • Reporting on the Incident
  • Strategic Implementation of Improvements

Whether the attack is politically motivated or aimed at theft, fraud, extortion, or manipulation, we are prepared to deal with any emergency in the most robust manner possible in the shortest amount of time.

Executing an Incident Response

Incident response is a process, not an isolated event. The process begins with preparation for addressing the event which involves the collection of relevant information and human intelligence including a review of the IR policies of the organization, creating a streamlined communication framework under a chain of command, incorporating threat intelligence information with the initiation of the cyber hunting process and threat capability detection.

These steps then lead to monitoring, detection, alerting, and reporting on the data gathered for the incident, which helps contain and neutralize the attack. The collected data is used to inform the triage and analysis of the event to incorporate changes for protecting assets in the future.

Our Panel of Experts

In the event of such an incident, you need a team that is well-organized, experienced, and trained to execute the strategy that can reap the best results while providing the best direction and objectives for the future.

We target three factors in the event of a cyber security incident.

To bring control of the systems and resources back to the hands of your company.
To identify the site of the attack, its origin, and its consequences
To recapture as much of the system as possible, while laying the groundwork for the future security of your resources.