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Strengthening Cybersecurity: DysrupIT signs Letter-of-Intent with the Philippines National Development Corporation

Like most countries, the Philippines is looking to bolster its strategy to manage an ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats. On the sidelines of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne this week, DysrupIT signed a Letter-of-Intent with the Philippine’s National Development Corporation (NDC) to enhance the Country’s cybersecurity with greater sophistication, resilience and ease of management.

Hosted by the Australia-Philippines Business Council, the signing ceremony and networking event is a key conduit for promoting trade and investment between the Philippines and Australia.

USec Antonil Mauricio, General Manager of the NDC and Rafael Toda, President of the Australia-Philippines Business Council, oversaw the signing with Elizabeth Hermosura, Owner of DysrupIT. In an address at the event, Hermosura stated the Company’s Cyber Security Engineers in its Philippines and newly announced Australian Tech Hub in Townsville will advise on and implement purpose built solutions to protect the Philippines Government, Businesses and Community.

The event was held against the backdrop of the Philippine Business Forum organised by the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry, under the leadership of DTI secretary Alfredo “Fred” Pascual. President Ferdinand Marcos secured deals worth $1.53B at the Forum, part of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.

This partnership with the National Development Corporation is a significant milestone for the Cybersecurity sector in Australia and the Philippines.

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Whether you’re an enterprise, a technology firm, or a managed security service provider, our team is ready to devise a cybersecurity strategy that meets your specific needs. Don’t leave your security to chance. Contact us today and learn how we can help secure your organisation’s digital future.

Effective Incident Response: How to Prepare Your Business for Cyber Threats

In the digital age, cyber threats are a growing concern for businesses of all sizes. From small startups to large corporations, no one is immune to the risk of cyber attacks. However, the key to minimizing damage and quickly recovering from an incident lies not just in prevention but also in preparedness. This guide will walk you through creating and implementing an effective incident response plan with DysrupIT by your side.

Understanding Incident Response

Incident response (IR) is the organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyber attack. The goal is to handle the situation in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs. An effective IR plan is a critical component of any comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.

Step 1: Establish an Incident Response Team

Your first action is to put together a dedicated team responsible for executing the IR plan. This team should include members from various departments, not just IT. Roles include incident response manager, security analysts, and communications officer, ensuring a wide range of skills and perspectives.

Step 2: Develop Incident Response Procedures

Next, develop clear procedures for responding to different types of cyber incidents. This includes identifying potential threats, creating action plans for various scenarios, and defining clear steps for containment, eradication, and recovery.

Step 3: Set Up Communication Plans

Effective communication is crucial during and after an incident. Establish protocols for internal communication among team members and external communication with stakeholders. Preparing templates for announcements can help streamline the process during a high-pressure situation.

Step 4: Implement Detection and Analysis Tools

Utilizing the right tools to detect and analyze threats is essential. Invest in technologies that can help identify suspicious activities early on. This might include advanced malware detection, network monitoring, and intrusion detection systems.

Step 5: Define Response Strategies

For each potential threat, develop a tailored response strategy. This involves detailed plans for how to contain the threat, remove it from your systems, and recover any affected operations. Consider the implications of each action, including downtime and potential data loss.

Step 6: Conduct Training and Simulations

An IR plan is only as good as the people executing it. Regular training for your IR team and staff will ensure everyone knows their roles during an incident. Conducting simulation exercises can test the effectiveness of your plan and identify areas for improvement.

Step 7: Review and Update the Plan Regularly

Cyber threats evolve rapidly, and so should your IR plan. Regularly review and update your plan to incorporate new threats, lessons learned from exercises, and changes in your business operations.

How DysrupIT Can Help

Crafting a comprehensive incident response plan might seem daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. DysrupIT specializes in guiding businesses through the complexities of cybersecurity preparation and response. Our team of seasoned experts can help you assess your vulnerabilities, develop a custom IR plan, train your staff, and even conduct simulated cyber attack exercises. With DysrupIT, you’ll have a partner dedicated to ensuring your business is equipped to manage and recover from cyber threats swiftly and efficiently. Let us empower you to face digital threats with confidence and resilience.

Contact us today to have a chat about your organisation’s needs.