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How to Do Endpoint Detection and Response with SOAR?

Introduction

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.  

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How to Do Cyber Forensic Investigation with SOAR?

The incident response process is incomplete unless the cyber forensic investigation takes place. In fact, forensic investigation helps in identifying the causes of the attack and the main culprits behind the attack. Usually, the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) has to gather forensic details such as logs or artifacts in the aftermath of the incident. Doing so manually is a daunting task as data is supposed to be collected from multiple sources such as the operating system, memory, network, or even cloud.

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Top 5 Harmful Cyber Threat Types

Cybersecurity threats are evolving and the IT industry is on high alert. Modern cyber threats are more sophisticated and fast such as malware, phishing, cryptojacking, and IoT threats. The major cyber-attacks in 2019 witnessed that cybersecurity defenses were inefficient to prevent cyber threats altogether. The situation will even prevail in 2020. However, mitigation strategies can help to minimize the chances of data breaches.

In this article, we will explore some most harmful cyber threat types and prevention techniques that organizations must be aware of to thwart cyber-attacks.

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The Outcomes of SIEM and SOAR in 2019 (Part 1)

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.

In this first part of the article, we will take a look at how SIEM and SOAR tools were helping organizations in 2019 to get rid of cyber-attacks.

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