Process: Our network forensics service starts by capturing and storing network traffic data either passively or actively. This traffic is then filtered and analyzed to identify unusual patterns or behaviors. Advanced analytics tools are used to dig deep into packet data, flow records, and logs, scrutinizing every bit of information that passed through your network during the incident. The objective is to understand the nature of the attack, find the source, and identify what data may have been compromised. A comprehensive report is generated at the end of this analysis, offering insights and recommendations for bolstering your network security.
Following a series of downtime incidents affecting a major e-commerce platform, network forensics pinpointed a DDoS attack, identifying the source and the compromised systems.
In a corporate espionage case, network forensics uncovered data packets leaving the network, leading to a rogue server. This information helped identify an insider who was leaking sensitive information.
Risks for Not Doing It: Ignoring network forensics leaves you in the dark about the vulnerabilities in your network architecture, making it easier for attackers to exploit these weaknesses again. Lack of analysis may result in undetected ongoing data exfiltration or unauthorized access, exacerbating the potential damage. Moreover, failure to understand the full scope of an attack can make it difficult to comply with laws and regulations around breach disclosure, potentially leading to hefty fines and reputational damage. In summary, the lack of network forensics can lead to recurrent security incidents, legal complications, and a prolonged, uncertain recovery period.