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You can never be too sure when it comes to online safety, and if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect your company from malicious online threats, you can find yourself, as well as your customers, in a world of trouble. Businesses can lose more than £1 billion annually because of cyber-crimes, which can easily disrupt your companies spending plans. Your company needs to be ready to take on these attacks, but in order to do that, you have to make sure you have the right cybersecurity solutions in place to protect your team and your business. Cybersecurity is a vast field, so where is best to start?
The modern organisation generates massive amounts of user and system activity data that results in an avalanche of alerts. How do you keep pace with identifying what’s a real threat? Do you have the right tools to help you? Does your IT security staff have the expertise needed to make sense of it all—and if yes, do they have the cycles required to defend you 24/7? If your responses leave you feeling vulnerable and a bit overwhelmed, a managed threat detection and response service may be the right solution to addressing these challenges. Consider the following 5 reasons for managed threat detection and response services:
The modern organisation operates utilising a complex ecosystem of devices providing diverse services. Some of them are edge devices such as firewalls and IDS/IPS systems. Others include wireless access points, anti-virus tools, endpoint threat detection and on and on. With so many devices generating thousands of siloed event logs, it’s imperative to centralise and aggregate this data into one source to identify anomalous activity that may indicate malicious activity for investigation, while also easing the burdens of compliance reporting that mandates collection of system and user activity.
Managed Threat Detection and Response is designed to detect real threats to the business. Many organisations are overrun with tools that generate waves of alerts. Too often, these alerts result in false positives that are expensive and time consuming to resolve. Managed Detection and Response delivers automated cross-correlation and analysis of alerts across multiple systems, providing centralised visibility to events in real-time, allowing for faster and more accurate identification of what is real and truly requires prioritised response, reducing the burdens of alert fatigue.
Along with recognising your network devices and understanding actual threats, a Managed Detection and Response solution is designed to customise a tailor-made protection force tuned to the unique conditions of your network environment. This customised configuration is based on the type of servers and applications you run and the different types of user community profiles that make up your workforce. As your environment changes, the solution can be easily modified to adapt to changes in the environment, e.g., a sudden shift of office-based user activity to remote.
While the Managed Detection and Response solution constantly detects and protects against changes within routers, firewalls and other servers, it also gathers full configuration information and recognises changes in threat feeds, blacklists and geolocations. This improves the accuracy in monitoring and reporting, and when you combine that with an expert staff of Security Operations Centre analysts, you have a threat detection system that stands at the ready to identify, respond and remediate threats to your business.
All organisations with personal information must operate within the bounds of FFIEC, HIPAA, PCI and other security regulations, and a Managed Detection and Response solution helps in achieving compliance. When the request comes in looking for an audit report or exam, the Managed Detection and Response solution can generate the needed reports on controls such as user access logs, system changes and any other monitoring adherence needed.
There are millions of cyber-threats out there currently wreaking havoc among vulnerable businesses who have been attacked. As an IT Manager of Business Owner, this is not an issue you want to face, a Managed Detection and Response solution is the perfect to get you started. A Managed Detection and Response solution can deliver the visibility and protection you need, but depending on how extensive of coverage you want, the solutions may vary. For the best coverage and solution fit for you, give us a call on 0131 5100 100 to discuss how we can help you achieve better security and compliance outcomes or fill out a contact form on the website.