Given almost all organisations rely on the availability of online services and applications to manage organisational information and conduct core business operations, it is essential that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information is upheld.

Before a security incident occurs, it is paramount that an organisation has an appropriate response plan in place that has been tried and tested for various scenarios. When a security incident arises, effective plans make a profound difference in an organisation’s ability to respond to the incident and maintaining or restoring to normal business operations. 

An efficient, prompt response can also minimise the various impacts that can arise from a security incident, such as financial and reputational damage. 

Therefore, it is essential to be able to quickly detect, contain and respond to a security incident within the organisation.

Has your organisation become a  victim of a security incident? Or heard of one in the media, or from other like organisations and wondering if you may be the next target? Our team at RSM are experienced at all phases of the security incident lifecycle and can support your organisation wherever you are at on your journey.
We can work with you to develop response plans, facilitate security incident simulations to test your plans, support you during the thick of an incident, perform investigative services to identify the root cause, and conduct post incident reviews and capture lessons learnt – just to name a few! Whatever your organisation may need, we can develop a fit for purpose solution to support your organisation.   

The types of security incidents we typically encounter fall into a range of categories including:

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Theft of intellectual property/trade secrets
  • Social engineering attacks
  • Lost or stolen devices
  • Compromised web-based email and file storage accounts

While response plans may already be in place, it also requires expertise to provide the technical investigative and support services to unpack security incidents and identify the root cause or point of compromise. Many tools on the market provide data and insights, yet it takes a unique skillet to be able to digest this data and understand how the incident arose, what information or areas of the network were compromised, and what to do to prevent it from happening again. 

RSM has cyber security experts who have this skillset (and more!) and can work closely with you to guide your organisation through security incidents and provide expert advice and support with the relevant recovery actions. 

Whether it be the development of a response plan, a facilitation of a security incident to test the response plan, or support during an actual security incident, all organisations will benefit from independent advice from our security incident response experts. We will guide you through the process and ensure you can respond to a security incident with confidence that your organisation and the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information is upheld.

All organisations can benefit from uplifting their security incident response capabilities, as it is often a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’ a security incident will arise. Reach out to RSM if you would like to discuss how we can assist you on your journey.