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    The Key to Effective Incident Response is Preparedness

    On a mission to revolutionize incident response for the cloud, Cado is taking the lead in helping organizations embrace a proactive approach. With the launch of new incident preparedness features, Cado is empowering businesses to prepare comprehensively for any incident in the cloud, better manage cloud risk, and meet incident reporting requirements.

    Reducing Cloud Risk

    The reality is that cyber threats are inevitable – the question is no longer 'if' an incident will occur but 'when.' Therefore, ensuring your organization is prepared to quickly investigate and respond is vital for appropriately managing cloud risk. The rapid migration to cloud-based, container-based, and serverless technologies introduces new challenges for incident response and forensics. Traditional tools often provide little to no visibility into these environments, and in the event they do, the transient nature of cloud resources means data can rapidly disappear before a security analyst is able to capture and analyze it. Ensuring your security team has the ability to gain immediate access to forensic data is essential in assessing risk and ensuring rapid response.

    Meeting Incident Reporting Requirements

    With a growing number of incident reporting mandates globally, organizations face immense pressure to report incidents promptly. For instance, the SEC's "Final Rule" on Incident Response and Breach Disclosure and the GDPR's 72-hour reporting requirement in the EU. The Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act in North America mandates a 72-hour reporting timeframe, and the SEC's proposed Cybersecurity Rule allows only four business days for determining materiality.

    Incident response plans, originally designed for on-premises environments, are now under scrutiny to meet these stringent reporting requirements. Organizations must be proactive in ensuring they have the ability to quickly understand the root cause, scope, and impact of incidents. Preparing in advance is essential, and incident response teams must have robust, comprehensive, and defensible processes to meet such requirements.

    How Cado Helps Organizations Prepare for Cloud Incidents

    Cado recognizes the complexities of the cloud, with different providers, diverse terminologies, and an abundance of security tools. This complexity can be overwhelming, especially considering the global cybersecurity talent shortage. However, with Cado's new Incident Readiness Dashboard, these challenges become manageable.

    Cado Security recently introduced its Incident Readiness Dashboard to help organizations assess their ability to investigate and mitigate risks in the cloud.  Cado’s readiness checks provide valuable insights that can be taken into account to optimize an organization's cloud incident response program in a proactive nature. For instance, with Cado’s new Incident Readiness Dashboard, security teams can answer critical questions including:

    • Do we have the ability to acquire evidence from critical sources across your cloud environments?
    • Do we have the right permissions to acquire and respond appropriately?
    • Do we have the ability to decrypt critical evidence?
    • What is our organization's readiness trend over time, has it improved?

    Cado’s Incident Readiness Dashboard also delivers a readiness score along with actionable recommendations, allowing users to promptly close any existing gaps.

    The Power of Preparedness

    Incident preparedness is not a choice; it's a necessity in today's digital world. The ability to respond swiftly and effectively to incidents in the cloud can be the difference between a minor disruption and a major breach. Cado's Incident Readiness Dashboard is equipping organizations with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cloud forensics and incident response

    What Makes Cado's Approach Unique

    The Cado Platform enables security teams to:

    • Automate the entire end-to-end incident response process – from collecting, preserving and analyzing forensic evidence, to containing the threat and limiting its impact.
    • Prepare comprehensively for an incident by setting up accesses, testing data acquisition, implementing automation rules, and integrating with third-party systems including incident management platforms such as XDR, SOAR, CNAPP, and SIEM.
    • Test for incident preparedness in order to continuously understand risk posture, know where gaps exist, and where to invest in reducing exposure.

    Interested in learning more? Schedule a demo with our team.

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