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September 12, 2018 Onsite Cybersecurity Incident Assistance from DHS

September 12, 2018 Onsite Cybersecurity Incident Assistance from DHS

Created: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 16:39
Categories:
Cyber Security

WaterISAC conducted a briefing on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. A component of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), HIRT provides onsite incident response, free of charge, to organizations that have experienced cyber attacks. When requested, HIRT can deploy a team to meet with an affected organization to identify infected systems, image drives for analysis, and collect other data to perform a thorough analysis. HIRT is also able to provide mitigation strategies and assist in restoring service and providing recommendations for improving overall network and control systems security.

Brian Draper, a Senior Incident Response Analyst with DHS HIRT, presented. His presentation addressed:

  • HIRT Overview
  • HIRT Service Offerings
  • Proactive Hunt vs. Incident Response
  • Incident Response Lifecycle
  • Prioritizing Incidents
  • Engagement Types
  • Engagement Workflow
  • How to Contact HIRT