Today’s cybersecurity threats are so fast and sophisticated that they can disrupt IT functions for hours, days, and even months. For example, the ransomware attack prevents users from accessing their systems or files unless they pay a ransom to notorious extortionists. Under such circumstances, having an effective incident management program is always necessary.
Incident response is a well-organized approach used in organizations’ IT departments in order to combat and manage the aftermath of a cyberattack or a security breach. The purpose of using incident response is to get out of the nightmare that includes limiting the damage and reducing the costs and recovery time of the incident. The people who perform incident response are called Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and they follow company’s Incident Response Plan (IRP).
As cybersecurity measures are improving day by day, threat actors are also being sophisticated and creating high profile attacks to evade modern defense systems. These attacks result in generating major incidents, which are the highest-urgency and highest-impact incidents that can affect too many individuals or/and companies at the same time depriving critical data or hampering critical business operations.
Information leakage of threat intelligence, incident data, and status data can have several legal consequences for organizations. Information leakage can occur due to the misconduct of disgruntled employees or results in by virtue of a nefarious cyber-attack. The underlying sections will take a deep dive into two different scenarios—namely, The Trauma of IP Address Leakage and The Menace of Product Vulnerability Leakage. Understanding these scenarios, you will be able to know how IP address leakage and product vulnerability leakage can affect your company and CSIRT team.