Shelly Giesbrecht

Senior Incident Responder

Security Incident Response Services

Shelly is a Senior Incident Responder with Cisco Security Incident Response Services Team.

After many years in the help desk/desktop support trenches learning her craft, Shelly has been focused on Enterprise Security Operations and Incident Response both as an internal employee and as a consultant for the past 10 years.

Shelly tries to learn one new thing every day, and is a firm believer in the bow-tie.


March 27, 2017


Tabletops Aren’t Just For Eating Dinner On

4 min read

How to take your Incident Response plan to the next level ‘Practice does everything’ – Periander (Often misquoted as ‘Practice makes perfect’) You’ve gone through the work of creating an incident response (IR) plan, created some runbooks to deal with likely, known threats, and you’re feeling a lot better about the ability of your organization’s ability […]

November 28, 2016


What’s in Your Incident Response Go-Bag?

4 min read

October was National Cyber Security Awareness month and there’s been a lot of talk about how organizations should be doing more to protect their networks. One of the current trends in cyber security is that organizations are increasingly turning to trusted partners like Cisco for some or all of their incident response capability. As a […]

September 9, 2016


Ransomware: The race you don’t want to lose

4 min read

In the race to detect and contain ransomware on their networks, many organizations fail before they are out of the gate.  The reason has very little to do with technology, and more so a great deal to do with process. “But we bought all the good tools!”, such organizations protest. Good security technologies implemented and […]