A Cyber Incident Response Automator is designed to streamline the way your organization responds to and resolves cyber security incidents. BRYTER’s no-code platform enables you to easily automate your cyber security incident response and reporting process in a fast, transparent and compliant way. By replacing manual or Excel-based processes, a Cyber Incident Response Automator can translate your company’s cyber incident response plan into a series of automated inputs and outputs for action and decision by your company, including regulatory reporting requirements and potential legal obligations. A Cyber Incident Response Automator can be tailored to suit your industry’s requirements and your company’s internal policies and procedures. Additionally, all incidents are documented in a full audit trail and a report and dashboard can be generated to monitor and visualize key factors, such as, number of incidents.

Background

As the threat of cyber-attacks on organizations increases, it has never been more important to be prepared. Punitive measures introduced by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the U.K. Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NIS Regulations), mean that the way organizations respond to cyber incidents can be the difference between successful mitigation of risk exposure and cost or escalation of further risk exposure and sever financial impact. Organizations are obliged to report data breaches including cyber security incidents to the competent supervisory authority within 72 hours or face significant fines, including in some instances up to 4% of annual turnover. Moreover, the speed with which organizations are able to identify and mitigate such incidents makes a huge difference in enabling them to control the overall risk, cost and exposure. Companies therefore need to have systems in place in order to effectively handle cyber security incidents. Such systems specifically need to be able to handle the following tasks:  

  • detection of incidents within an organization;  
  • assessment of the incident’s relevance and, if applicable, internal decision-making obligations, as well as external notification requirements; and  
  • reporting of the incident and its assessment to the responsible department within the company.  

Using BRYTER’s no-code building platform, you can rapidly develop a tool which uses predefined criteria to determine as well as automate the way you should handle a cyber security threat, and which steps must be taken in accordance with the GDPR, NIS Regulations and other applicable guidelines. Through a customizable, interactive questionnaire, the user is able to input, collect and process all data relevant to your company’s cyber incident response plan to streamline execution at the appropriate levels within your organization.

Benefits

Automated & Standardized

A Cyber Incident Response Automator allows you to determine the risk profile of the incident and streamline the way you respond to such incidents as well as report on them – automatically. This ensures a consistent approach to handling an incident and submission of reports where necessary.

Faster execution

If a cyber incident occurs, time is key. A Cyber Incident Response Automator allows you to quickly and efficiently deal with all the necessary steps involved in handling the incident all the way from determining the risk level to reporting.

Centralized audit trail

Within a Cyber Incident Response Automator, all relevant steps, actions and assessments are tracked and documented in a centralized audit trail. This allows you to prove and document compliant behavior.

Integrated

A Cyber Incident Response Automator can easily be integrated into a company’s existing IT infrastructure.

Highly customizable

Every application built on BRYTER is customizable. A Cyber Incident Response Automator may reflect your company’s unique policies, processes and risk treatments. The unique BRYTER Platform gives unparalleled opportunities for customization.

How it works

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Identify cyber security incident

Through a customizable, user-friendly and interactive questionnaire, all relevant data is collected and processed. It enables users to assess suspected cyber security incidents against your organizations cyber security policy and to generate automated triaging of information and documentation.

Assess risk and report

A risk profile is generated from the initial assessment, flagging certain risks and providing recommendations for mitigation. The risk assessment is intertwined with other internal as well as external reporting processes (email, approvals, etc.) and document generation to streamline incident responses and prevention of further exposure plans

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Maintain overview

A dashboard allows to track and drive mitigation efforts and to document all incidents. This helps to hold risk owners accountable to deadlines and also offers metrics on overall risk reduction.