New paper co-authored with Humza NaseerSean B Maynard, and Atif Ahmad published in European Journal of Information Systems

We explore how organisations enable agility in their cybersecurity incident response (IR) process by developing dynamic capabilities using real-time analytics (RTA). Drawing on RTA practices in the IR process at three large financial organisations, we develop a framework to explain how IR teams respond to the rapidly evolving cyber threat environment by developing RTA-based microfoundations that underpin the building of sensing, seizing, and transforming dynamic IR capabilities. These dynamic IR capabilities in turn help organisations to enable agility in their IR processes by leveraging swift, flexible, and innovative IR strategies, including active threat reconnaissance, active threat defence, and pervasive learning. Our findings have implications for the discourse on cybersecurity because we demystify the black box of IR agility, for our understanding of the use of RTA to enable agility in IR, and for the discourse on dynamic capabilities.

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