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Find the Correct MSSP or Build an Efficient SOC? (Part 1)

Introduction

Whether you are a CIO or chief executive of your company, the headlines of cybersecurity threats and attacks might be worrisome for you. There is always a question about how to ensure the cybersecurity of the organization to avoid financial, compliance and reputational risks. Today, to deal with ever-growing, fast, and sophisticated cybersecurity threats and attacks, enterprises either find the correct MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) or build an efficient SOC (Security Operation Center). In either case, the role of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) are indispensable.

In this article, we will detail how organizations choose either MSSP or build SOC and how SIEM and SOAR solutions play a crucial role in the MSSP and SOC security solutions.

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The role of SOAR for MSSP

Role of Soar for Managed Service Security Provider (MSSP)

Introduction

In the world of digital warfare, internet security has become a daunting task. Cybersecurity threats and attacks; even state-sponsored cyber-attacks are to the fore. Therefore, achieving effective cybersecurity without a few knowledgeable security practitioners and sophisticated toolset is out of the question. We should not depend so much on many security analysts in the age of automation and orchestration.

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Automated Incident Response with SOAR

Introduction

Cybersecurity incidents are the norm of the day. No organization has impunity. When a cybersecurity incident occurs, incident responders have to immediately respond to contain the incident and mitigate the damage. To this end, they have to execute the Incident Response Processes (IRP). Doing it manually is expensive and time-consuming and also less effective if your organization is facing too many incidents on a weekly or monthly basis.

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What is Security Case Management?

A Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) platform enables your security team to focus on high-priority security events while the low-priority events are automatically dealt with. A SOAR platform helps in decreasing the response time while increasing the overall efficiency. Orchestration, Automation, and Response are three components of a SOAR platform that allow an organization to manage incidents comprehensively, automate repetitive alerts, streamline and collaborative for incident investigations, better defense against threats, and high return on investment (ROI).

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The Outcomes of SIEM and SOAR in 2019 (Part 2)

SIEM and SOAR Integration Capabilities in 2019

Integration is one of the most critical features that every security product should have. But, unfortunately, this is not a case when it comes to too many traditional security tools. The organizations that were using SIEM with having integration capability remained secure to a large extent. For example, an effective SIEM can inject Threat Intelligence Feeds (TIF) from multiple different sources. Using this feature, security professionals working in a Security Operation Center (SOC) don’t need to work on multiple consoles to deal with various security tools. Instead, the integrated SIEM will provide a single console to operate all tools collectively. As per the Gartner, SIEM is the most wanted tool that provides inputs to the SOAR solution. Therefore, their integration is important.

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