Timely Detection of Emerging Threats
Combining internal threat data with information gathered from different sources (e.g. OSINT or global anti-malware vendors) provides an understanding of attack techniques and their potential indicators. The practice of threat hunting helps to reveal undiscovered attacks not detected by existing security controls. This in turn allows organisations to develop more efficient defensive strategies against advanced attacks.
Equipping Your Team with the Most Up-to-Date Knowledge
The SOC must provide a resource-pool of practical knowledge and expertise, to be able to adapt and evolve in response to ongoing changes in the threat environment. SOC team members must be well-trained in digital forensics, malware analysis and incident response in order to prevent and successfully respond to increasingly sophisticated attacks.
Get "Back On Track" Faster
Few organisations have sufficient in-house resources on hand to stop an advanced attack in its tracks. Mastering the level of expertise needed in order to do so at short notice is challenging. Sometimes it's more cost-effective and productive to collaborate with a third-party Incident Response vendor, already geared up to applying a rapid, fully-informed response.
Adaptive Security Framework
Prediction and Prevention work to stop an incident before it evolves into an accident. Detection and Response define the discovery and remediation of an accident. In this paradigm, each subsequent stage requires greater resource consumption to react than the preceding stage.
Too often, security receives the budget it’s perceived to deserve, not the budget it actually needs. Security must be highly prioritised and significantly invested in to ensure successful deployment and a strong RTO.