It is not a hidden fact that threats in our cyberspace are continuously evolving. While they are getting sophisticated and complicated over time, a business cannot sit and wait for the attackers to exploit a vulnerability and disrupt an organization’s business operations. Absolute security is a state of oblivion and businesses must strive to achieve the maximum possible level of security. As modern-day businesses adopt a multi-fold strategy of measures and solutions to protect their IT infrastructure, they invest in people, processes, and technology to ensure that they are covered from all the ends. In this article, we explore what a SIEM solution is and how it helps our clients in ensuring the security of their technical infrastructure.
Ensuring business continuity is the top priority of every organization. However, is it possible in the age of digital warfare? Today, businesses are at great risk from state-sponsored attacks, insider threats, external threats, organized crimes, and threats from hacktivists. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) including all types of viruses are sophisticated and fast and protecting endpoints has become a great challenge for enterprises. Therefore, endpoint security is crucial to prevent business disruption and financial loss.
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).
Like the previous years, 2019 also witnessed the surge in data breaches and cyber-attacks. However, organizations having SIEM or/and SOAR system in place were better than those using traditional security tools. The cyber-attacks in 2019 were mostly related to financial crimes, supply chain attacks, phishing exploits, state-sponsored attacks, Grid attacks, health sector attacks, and attacks on IoT devices. Cybersecurity skills shortage was also one of the major concerns in 2019.
Today’s cybersecurity threats are so fast and sophisticated that they can disrupt IT functions for hours, days, and even months. For example, the ransomware attack prevents users from accessing their systems or files unless they pay a ransom to notorious extortionists. Under such circumstances, having an effective incident management program is always necessary.