Arctic Wolf introduced the Arctic Wolf Incident Response (IR) JumpStart Retainer, an incident response service that aids businesses in anticipating cyber incidents and preparing for them without incurring the high upfront costs of conventional incident response retainers or losing valuable time to remediation.
Scott Holewinski, SVP, Incident Response, Arctic Wolf stated, “Every organization, no matter their size or security maturity, should have a plan in place to respond and recover from a cyber incident, as well as access to a trusted partner to ensure fast and reliable remediation. In today’s threat landscape, incident response planning is key for business resilience and should be a cornerstone of all business continuity efforts.
With high upfront costs, the incident response industry has made incident response retainers unobtainable for many organizations, and this is now even more true during times of economic uncertainty. With Arctic Wolf IR JumpStart Retainer, for a low annual price, organizations can build an incident response plan tailor-made to their businesses’ needs and have confidence that should a cyber incident occur, they will have Arctic Wolf and our team of incident response experts by their side in less than an hour. The ease and benefits of this offering are unrivalled in today’s cybersecurity market.”
By adopting a low-cost subscription-based pricing model that does not require the pre-purchase of incident response hours, Arctic Wolf created its IR JumpStart Retainer to address accessibility challenges for organizations.
Organizations can unlock a quick response service-level agreement (SLA) with Arctic Wolf IR JumpStart Retainer, which will have a team of incident response experts supporting them in less than an hour. Additionally, organizations can access proactive incident response planning assistance from Arctic Wolf’s security experts, which is intended to help lessen the likelihood and impact of a future cyber incident.
The impact of a cyberattack can be reduced by having an incident response plan in place, but despite its significance, data from IBM shows that only 46% of organizations currently have one. Many businesses don’t have the internal assets or technical know-how necessary to create a plan on their own, much less to respond to and recover from a cyber incident from a skilled threat actor.
Arctic Wolf IR JumpStart Retainer has the following characteristics:
IR plan builder: Guides organizations through an online process of gathering critical information required to launch incident response engagements.
Review of the incident response plan: Arctic Wolf experts review the incident response plan and allow an organization’s in-house security team to ask questions and discuss ways to improve overall cyber resilience.
SLA of one hour and preferred pricing: Response time to cyber incidents is guaranteed to be less than an hour, with work billed at a discounted hourly rate.