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Jeff Wichman

Managing Security Consultant, Enterprise Incident Management

Jeff Wichman is a managing security consultant in Optiv’s enterprise incident management practice. Jeff’s role is to provide leadership to the enterprise incident management security consultants, technical expertise in digital forensics and incident response programs and processes, and mentoring the Optiv enterprise incident management team.

 

Keeping Who-ville Cyber Secure This Holiday Season

· By Jeff Wichman ·

If we were to relate the Grinch to cyber security terms, we’d call him a quintessential threat actor. His sole focus is finding a way to stop Christmas from coming, no matter the cost. Like a threat actor, Mr. Grinch checks the perimeter of Who-ville looking for vulnerabilities and gaps that can be manipulated so he can destroy the Whos’ sense of safety and security.

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Lessons on Proactive Incident Management From… the Packers?

· By Jeff Wichman ·

Fantasy football and information security have more in common than you think. Both are all about planning, scenarios and virtual practice. But the primary step includes the work and planning that should go into preparation for an incident. Preparation, planning, execution, and knowing what your team can do matters as much in football as it does in security.

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3 Key Ways To Improve Your Incident Response

· By Jeff Wichman ·

As attack surfaces expand it is critical for enterprises to develop and implement a proactive incident response (IR) plan that combats an increasing lack of perimeter visibility. What does an IR plan need to include to ensure optimal results and reduce fire-fighting modes.

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Do You Know Where Your Evidence Is? 

· By Jeff Wichman ·

In part two of our series focused on the Enemy Perspective, we’ll focus on an important element of incident response: digital forensics investigations. The digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) world continues to evolve on a yearly basis.

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The Business Trusts the Third Party – Should You?

· By James Robinson, Jeff Wichman ·

In this day and age we are faced with some hard facts within information security. One of those facts is that breaches are imminent and we must be prepared. Watching events unfold around us, organizations have taken to heart that breaches and incidents are a top priority, not only to prevent but to have a plan ready to respond if they are impacted. As a result, an increased number of organizations have invested in incident response (IR) tools, processes, skilled resources, as well as retainer and managed services. However, we still find there is progress to be made.

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Maturing IR Capabilities into an Incident Management Program – Part 2 of 3

· By Jenn Black, Jeff Wichman, Case Barnes, Erik Schmidt, Curtis Fechner ·

The capability to respond effectively to cyber incidents is one of the most critical components of an enterprise security program. However, many companies still lack a solid incident response program (IRP) entirely or don’t take incident response planning seriously enough.

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