Digital Forensics & Incident Response

Digital Forensics & Incident Response

Two Ways to React to Security Incidents

In most cases, organizations who experience some sort of security breach will have the primary goal of repairing the damage as quickly as possible to ensure optimal business continuity. Abacode refers to this service as Incident Response. Most likely, these organizations are still developing their cybersecurity capabilities if they even have any. It would make more sense to quickly fix the issue and subsequently perform a Vulnerability Assessment to figure out what steps organization needs to take to prevent further breaches from occurring.

On the other hand, your company may have already invested heavily in setting up strong security defenses. When an organization like this experiences a breach, they will want to remediate it, but it becomes far more important to figure out how that breach happened if all their defenses have supposedly been set up properly. Abacode refers to this formal investigative service as Digital Forensics.


One of the worst case cybersecurity-related scenarios for any IT manager, is the realization that an incident may have occurred in which systems were compromised or accessed by unauthorized parties.


  • IDENTIFY how the intruder gained access:

    The Incident Response (IR) Team will perform an initial analysis to discover how the intruder gained unauthorized access to the system at a high level.

  • DETERMINE the extent of the compromised data:

    Our specialists will determine the extent of damages and potential ramifications before performing repairs to the affected systems. Once the extent of the compromised data has been determined, the team will prepare for remediation.

  • PREVENT recurrence of incident:

    Our IR engineers will remediate existing and potential vulnerabilities in the systems identified and take steps to reduce the risk of future cybersecurity incidents.

Principles of Digital Forensics


Our aim is to avoid conclusions about any findings until all reasonable leads have been exhausted and all available facts have been thoroughly examined and considered.

High Ethical Standards

Investigations will be conducted with professionalism, using strict procedures for dealing with incidents. Evidence gathering and chain of custody is established under the supervision of a licensed Private Investigator (PI) as required per state.

Confidentiality & Integrity

The Digital Forensics team will abide by the terms of the Non-Disclosure Agreement and will limit the scope of people with knowledge of the investigation. All external biases will be ignored to maintain the integrity of the fact-finding throughout the investigation.

Quality Reporting

Our Digital Forensics team works alongside a certified private investigator and your outside legal council/insurance provider as necessary. We utilize the silver-platter doctrine to provide a professional quality report as proper documentation for all stakeholders.

Why Abacode?

As certified cybersecurity & compliance experts (CISSP, CIA, CISA, CEH, PMP, etc.), Digital Forensics & Incident Response are focuses of ours. Abacode regularly provides incident response year-round to organizations.

Whether you’re looking into quickly remediating incidents as they arise or conducting formal forensic investigations, Abacode’s security experts have your back.

Connect with us today to learn more about our Digital Forensics & Incident Response services.

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