Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR) , Security Operations

The Importance of Timing Incident Response Actions

Mandiant's Steven D'sa Explains Why the Cadence of IR Actions Is Critical
Steven D'sa, director - Southeast Asia, Mandiant

Timing incident response actions correctly helps with rapid remediation and enables taking full control of the environment, says Mandiant's Steven D'sa.

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In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, D'sa discusses:

  • The timing of IR actions and why its important;
  • Threat actor motivation and tactics;
  • Tactical vs. strategic approach to response.

D'sa is responsible for managing Mandiant services in Southeast Asia. He focuses on the delivery of incident response and proactive assessment services. D'sa has 18 years of experience in leadership and functional roles, providing a wide range of enterprise security solutions and technology consulting services to clients in region Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining FireEye, he was the principal security architect for Symantec Consulting in ASEAN, Korea and India.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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