Cyber Incident Response: Common Pitfalls

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Understand the complexity of the cyber threat landscape, and impliment key roles and processes that organizations need to develop an effective cyber crisis management strategy.
Originally conducted 19 October 2021.

Sponsored By: Honeywell

As the unmasking of state actors becomes more common, both private and public sectors struggle to keep up with the evolving cyber threat landscape. This is further compounded by the pandemic which has significantly changed the way in which we work and access corporate and government networks. This session will review the latest tactics deployed by state sponsored hackers as well as organized crime groups. The challenge of effectively responding to major cyber incidents will be discussed – this will include engaging the relevant stakeholders and the response strategy and considerations around ransom negotiation and payment.

This webinar is supported by the Information Technology Security Community as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • At the end of this session participants will be able to understand the complexity of the cyber threat landscape and modus operandi used by various threat actors.
  • At the end of this session participants will be able to understand and demonstrate key roles required to respond to a cyber-attack and the nuances of an effective cyber crisis management strategy, including considerations around ransom negotiation and payment.
  • At the end of this session participants will be able to identify key processes and plans that organizations need to have outlined, trained and stress tested in advance of a cyber incident.

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.


Ghonche Alavi
Senior Managing Consultant, Information Security

Ghonche is an experienced Information and Network Security advisor and a Certified ISO 27001 Professional (CIP), Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (CDFE) and an Ethical Hacker registered with the International Cyber Security Institute (ICSI).

Ghonche leads Crisis24’s Cyber Practice - working with clients to assess their exposure to cyber incidents and identify and implement risk treatment options. Working alongside the wider Security and Crisis Consulting and Response teams, Ghonche supports clients during cyber incidents, working closely with the crisis management team, forensic examiners, cyber threat intelligence community and breach lawyers to remediate and restore systems efficiently and securely. This role has seen her deploy across Europe, Africa, and the Americas to support clients both pre and post incident.

Ghonche holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from Goldsmiths University, MA Public Policy from King’s College London and an MSc in Cyber Security from University of Central Lancashire.

Paul Cox
Senior Managing Consultant

Paul is a Managing Senior Consultant with Crisis24, based in the United States, since 2016. Prior to joining Crisis24, Paul pursued a career for 28 years as an FBI Special Agent investigating numerous Federal and State criminal violations. Paul, in both his law enforcement career and working as a consultant for Crisis24, has provided support and guidance to C-Suite and CSO level client teams in various matters, including but not limited to: Complex Financial Crimes such as Wire Fraud, Intellectual Property Thefts, Financial Malfeasance (fraudulent self-enrichment and self-dealing allegations), Insider Threats, Bankruptcy Fraud, Anti-Trust Investigations, Civil Rights Investigations, Fraud Against the Government (contract fraud), Cyber Crimes including Ransomware Matters, as well as Unexplained Wealth and International Money Laundering Investigations.

Matt Hayden
Technologist - Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy

Matt Hayden is a senior national security executive and expert in cybersecurity and technology policy with 20 years of federal executive branch, public policy non-profit, private and academic sector experience, and a strong background in political, legislative, and regulatory issues affecting business and industry.

Matt served as the Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, Mr. Hayden was responsible for leading DHS policy development in support of department-wide efforts to reduce national risks with a focus on critical infrastructure cybersecurity, federal network security, countering cyber-crime, and improving the security and resilience of the global cyber ecosystem, as well as national resilience initiatives that enhance Federal, State, and local government and community preparedness and response capabilities.

*Note: Speakers and content are subject to change without notice.

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