The Economics of Breach Response | Dell SecureWorks

The Economics of Breach Response

How Investing in Incident Response Yields Higher Returns

A major security breach will test your team’s skillsets, resources and budget. The cost of a security breach can have a big impact on an organization’s bottom line. And the longer it takes to completely resolve the incident, the higher the cost.  Indeed, research shows a tangible reduction in the length and intensity of a major security breach when a robust Incident Response capability is in place. However, optimizing the Incident Response capability to address the specific characteristics and needs of your organization, while effectively resolving even the most complex security breaches, requires thoughtful investment.

Jeff Schilling, director of our Incident Response and Digital Forensics team and former chief of current operations, U.S. Army Cyber Command, will share the impacts he’s seen when organizations underestimate the economic realities of a security breach and lack a suitable Incident Response capability. Jeff will prove how Incident Response can reduce the duration of a security breach, and the impact of that reduction on the overall cost incurred. Finally, Jeff will discuss approaches for balancing initial and ongoing Incident Response investment with the risk of a significant breach.

Key Topics:

  • Deconstructing the “hard” and “soft” costs involved in a security incident
  • Why minimizing the duration and impact of a security breach is so critical
  • How  to invest in a capable and sustainable Incident Response function

Webcast Information

  • Original Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Duration: 30 minutes + Q&A

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