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Incident Response


Game Day: Stress-testing our response systems and processes

At incident.io, we deal with small incidents all the time—we auto-create them from PagerDuty on every new error, so we get several of these a day. As a team, we’ve mastered tackling these small incidents since we practice responding to them so often. However, like most companies, we’re less familiar with larger and more severe incidents—like the kind that affect our whole product, or a part of our infrastructure such as our database, or event handling.


How to choose the right Incident Management software?

Software programs known as incident management solutions assist organizations in managing occurrences, tracking and monitoring incident response activity, and evaluating the performance of their incident response teams. They are crucial to any organization’s incident response strategy and can aid teams in coordinating their efforts, getting in touch with key stakeholders, and preserving their work.


How We Manage Incident Response at Honeycomb

When I joined Honeycomb two years ago, we were entering a phase of growth where we could no longer expect to have the time to prevent or fix all issues before things got bad. All the early parts of the system needed to scale, but we would not have the bandwidth to tackle some of them graciously. We’d have to choose some fires to fight, and some to let burn.


6 Phases for Better Incident Response SANS

Incident response is a critical component of every comprehensive security program. Knowing how to respond appropriately to security incidents is essential for any organization. This article will discuss the six phases of incident response and how they can help organizations better protect their networks and data from security threats. Each phase of the incident response process will be outlined, discussing the purpose of each step and the best practices for implementation.

How to consolidate your incident response stack using PagerDuty

PagerDuty is a comprehensive incident response solution that unifies disparate tools into a single platform. This helps teams respond to incidents faster and more effectively while reducing operational costs. PagerDuty also supports a shift from manual, reactive incident management to an automated, proactive approach, making the incident response process more efficient and resilient.

DataScan transforms incident response & business continuity tests

With more than $80 billion of loan collateral in its systems, DataScan is an industry leader in providing solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management. The company’s InfoSec leadership understood that they needed to take a whole new approach to incident response and to advance its security maturity. Having multiple tools for managing incidents and conducting business was translating into inefficiencies, prolonged resolutions, and stress.

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Using AIOps for Better Adaptive Incident Management

An effective incident management strategy is crucial for any business, especially those offering consumer-facing digital services. This is because when incidents occur, they may be easily detected by your users, impact your reputation, and ultimately affect your bottom line. So, to minimize the reach and severity of incidents, your response needs to be swift and effective. One way to ensure your approach meets these requirements is to implement AIOps.


Playbooks: A new superpower for designers

From one designer to another, you should know why Playbooks is a fantastic addition to your design tool belt. Playbooks were designed with technical workflows in mind, from incident response to release management, but its flexibility makes it a perfect fit for any repeated process. I love it for creating reusable templates of design checklists and an excellent way to do design review sign-off.