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

Ripped From the Headlines: Incident Response Best Practices

BlackCloak's Chris Pierson Emphasizes Importance of Learning From Latest Scenarios
Chris Pierson, CEO, BlackCloak

Want to stay well-protected against emerging cybersecurity threats? Keep a close eye on the latest headlines, says BlackCloak's Chris Pierson, who recommends organizations continually refine - and practice - their incident response plans based on the latest real-life attack scenarios.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Pierson discusses:

  • The pace at which recent events such as the SolarWinds supply chain attack have unfolded;
  • Best practices for who must be involved in a response;
  • How the pandemic alters response dynamics.

Pierson is the founder and CEO of BlackCloak - a concierge cybersecurity and privacy platform for executives, board members and key personnel. He also serves on the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and the DHS Cybersecurity Subcommittee. Pierson has over 20 years of experience with DHS, as president of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Arizona Infragard and in various other roles as a CISO for financial companies.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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