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Talos IR Services

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If you’re experiencing a cybersecurity incident, contact Cisco Talos Incident Response immediately.

Talos IR emergency experts are available 24-hours a day.


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Incident Response Playbooks

Reduce complexity, accelerate response

Implementing proactive security practices and utilizing a well-defined Incident Response(IR) plan will help prepare your team to respond to threats. Incident Response Playbooks supplement your IR plan by providing frameworks, checklists, decision trees, and other templatized material that will help your team execute appropriate response workflows.

Custom-designed tactical playbooks

IR playbooks focus on the specific actions required to triage, contain, investigate, and remediate an incident and are unique to your organization. Talos IR helps your organization build and/or refine tactical playbooks aligned to address defined incident types (e.g., ransomware). Talos IR’s real-world expertise, coupled with the latest threat intelligence, ensures your organization is prepared and can respond when an attack occurs.

What does this include?

  • Interviews of your organization’s incident response and cybersecurity stakeholders
    and subject matter experts.
  • Collaborative development and refinement of step-by-step guides
    promoting effective and efficient response to specific incident types.
  • Customized, comprehensive playbooks
    tailored to your organization’s business processes and supported by the latest threat intelligence and incident response techniques.

How does it work?

Sample timeline
  • Phase 1

    Project kick-off, threat modeling

    The Talos IR team will have an initial kickoff meeting with you to discuss your business goals, determine project focus, and identify any potential threats or previous attack experiences you would like to build into your plan.

  • Phase 2

    Conduct interviews, review current documents from stakeholders

    Next, Talos IR will conduct discovery stakeholder interviews and artifact gathering to ensure the incident response plan aligns to your business goals and accounts for all relevant areas of your business; this may include public relations, communications, legal, and other non-technical business units.

  • Phase 3

    Playbook development, draft documents for review with stakeholders

    Then, the Talos IR team will analyze the material and insights to build a customized plan that associates your business capabilities to tangible processes for each group within your organization that is involved with incident response and review the plan with your stakeholders to confirm the design.

  • Phase 4

    Refinement of documents based on feedback

    If any edits are needed, the Talos IR team will work with you to refine the design based on your team’s feedback.

  • Phase 5

    Review final playbook(s) with stakeholders

    Talos IR will present the final playbook(s).

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Security expertise at your fingertips

When you partner with Cisco Talos Incident Response, you ensure your organization has direct access to unique and actionable threat intelligence, world-class emergency response capabilities, and unmatched expertise to help you be prepared for current and future threats.

Interested in this service?

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