Dell SecureWorks Expands Incident Response Services

  Dell SecureWorks Expands Incident Response Services

  *Severity and frequency of security breaches underscore need for proactive

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- March 5, 2013

Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, is
expanding its incident response (IR) services to counter the growing severity
and frequency of breaches. Many organizations aren’t equipped internally to
plan for and respond to today’s increasingly sophisticated, targeted threats
from cybercriminals, hackers and nation states. Dell SecureWorks’ highly
skilled responders and digital forensic experts can be rapidly activated to
contain, eradicate and remediate security breaches.

Retired Col. Jeffery R. Schilling, Director, Incident Response, Dell
SecureWorks (Photo: Business Wi ...

Retired Col. Jeffery R. Schilling, Director, Incident Response, Dell
SecureWorks (Photo: Business Wire)

Led by Col. (Retired) Jeff Schilling, former director of the Army's Global
Network Operations and Security Center (AGNOSC) under the U.S. Army Cyber
Command, Dell SecureWorks’ IR team leverages global intelligence from the
company’s Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) and Security Operations Centers (SOCs) to
resolve complex, large-scale and highly sophisticated threats.

Dell SecureWorks’ security solutions help organizations stay abreast of
emerging threats, proactively fortify defenses, continuously detect and stop
cyber-attacks, and recover quickly from security breaches. The expanded IR
service portfolio includes:

  *Advanced Threat Preparedness Assessment service assesses organizations’
    capabilities to resist, detect and respond to an attack by an Advanced
    Threat actor. The detailed review evaluates Organizational Intelligence
    Capabilities, Policy and Documentation, Technical Capabilities, and
    Personnel Management.
  *Denial of Service (DoS) Preparedness Assessment services will help
    organizations understand their abilities to withstand Denial of Service
    (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and are designed
    to ensure they have a tested response methodology in place. The services
    include capabilities reviews, tabletop exercises and DoS/DDoS stress
    testing under real-world conditions.
  *Advanced Threat Tabletop Exercises evaluate an organization’s ability to
    respond to a targeted attack. Tabletop exercises incorporate intelligence
    on the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) of targeted actors such as
    cybercriminals, “hacktivists” and nation-states to heighten operational
    learning. These exercises ensure IT incident response teams practice
    documented response procedures, and highlight gaps or issues with their
    Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP).

Threat Intelligence is an Integral Part of Incident Response

The CTU comprises some of the most highly regarded security researchers in the
world with diverse experience and backgrounds in the private security,
military and intelligence communities. With a global view of the threat
environment of thousands of customers, theCTU actively monitors the cyber
threat landscape and performs in-depth analysis of emerging threats and
zero-day vulnerabilities.

The CTU is currently tracking the following threat indicators:

  *2,200-plus Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) domains
  *23,800-plus APT Command and Control (C2) sub-domains
  *1,300-plus hardcoded APT C2 IPs
  *More than 300 APT malware families

Dell SecureWorks’ IR team leverages the CTU’s broad and deep global view of
threat indicators during on-site engagements. Armed with the latest
intelligence, responders can eradicate threats with surgical precision.


“It’s nearly impossible for most organizations to completely resolve a
security breach on their own. It requires expertly trained and experienced
personnel with deep insight into threat actors and their tradecraft. Using
insights gained from the Dell SecureWorks CTU, SOC and IR teams, our
responders can quickly and fully eradicate threats.”

--Jeff Schilling, Director of the Incident Response Practice at Dell

“Companies have been increasingly seeking our Incident Response expertise
because of our unified security capabilities, said Kevin Hanes, executive
director of Security and Risk Consulting at Dell SecureWorks. “Our responders
have access to intelligence before their boots even hit the ground so they can
help organizations recover quickly from security breaches.”

--Kevin Hanes, Executive Director of Security and Risk Consulting at Dell

About Dell SecureWorks:

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognized as an
industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class
information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their
IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more
information, visit

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