The Service

Incident response planning is an organised approach that helps you prepare, address, manage and recover from business interruptions caused by a data breach or a cyber-attack. An incident response plan typically includes procedures and instructions on detecting, responding to and minimising the effects of an incident.

The end goal of an incident response plan is to help you effectively manage breaches, reducing recovery times and costs thus limiting brand and financial damage to your organisation.

The Benefits

  • Gain peace of mind that you are well prepared to deal with the outcome of a breach

  • Limit your reputational and financial damage that may be caused by an incident

  • Demonstrate compliance with your regulatory obligations by effectively dealing with an incident

  • Limit damage to reputations of individuals, staff and senior management, who may be otherwise unprepared

The Challenge

For every organisation, regardless of its size or industry sector, it’s business and operations are top priority. Data breach incidents and cyber attacks at best can provide a slight distraction, however at worst they can cease the operations of an organisation. 

Implementing an effective and robust incident response plan is essential to lessen the impact of incidents to your organisation when they occur. Also, since the GDPR was introduced it has become necessary to: 

  1. Inform the appropriate regulatory authorities of breaches to personal data within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach 
  2. Prove to the regulatory authorities that you have done all you could to mitigate the risk

In light of regulatory changes and increasing threat of incidents, it has never been more important to have durable incident response plans and procedures. An effective incident response plan will help protect you against reputational damage, financial loss and regulatory fines. 

Our Process

At BH Consulting we offer a range of incident response planning services with methodologies incorporating internationally recognised best practice standards such as SANS, NIST and ISO 27001. We help you plan and implement tailored policies and procedures to ensure you are well prepared for a variety of incident types and react appropriately in the event of a data breach.

Our services include:

  • Developing comprehensive incident response policy that is tailored to your organisation. We help you ensure all regulatory, legal and contractual obligations for incident response and notifications are clearly defined and documented 

  • Developing effective incident response procedures, including a response communications plan. We will help you prepare your organisation to react competently in the event of an incident 

  • Assessing and reviewing how effective your current response to incidents is. We will perform desktop type exercises to run through incident response approaches and identify areas for improvement

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