In cyberwarfare, cybersecurity threats and attacks are constantly expanding and evolving. Due to the sophistication and modern approaches used by malicious actors, security professionals in Security Operation Centers (SOCs) are unable to deal with critical threats as effectively and quickly as possible.
Undoubtedly, today’s cyber threats are very fast and sophisticated. Even their detection and prevention is no longer an easy task. To prevent organizations from being a victim of cyber threats and attacks, a proactive cybersecurity approach must be used. That is the reason the Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) framework comes into place. CTI has become a critical tool for organizations trying to protect their networks and infrastructure.
In the world of cyber warfare, businesses are constantly under threats due to the ever-growing, sophisticated cyber-attacks. With the widespread use of technology; a surge in connected devices and advancement in computational techniques, cyber pests are also accelerating attacks proportionally and posing massive damage to organizations in terms of data breaches, compliance issues, and reputational damage. According to a recent survey conducted in the UK, 43% of all the businesses have experienced some form of cyber-attack in the last 12 months. To thwart this situation, cybersecurity has become an integral part of any organization. Having a robust cybersecurity posture can save your organization from the menace of cyber-attacks and give your top management a piece of mind. Nowadays, cybersecurity provides multi-layer security to company’s IT infrastructure, usually, through various information security tools and techniques such as IPS, IDS, cryptography, firewalls, authentication systems, antiviruses and, more importantly, the SIEM and SOAR. They have a crucial role in achieving the overall security endeavors of any organization.
Automation in security solutions has gained traction in the last 2-3 years and a SOAR solution is a prime example. SOAR stands for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response. Without a doubt, automation is the need of the hour for an organization’s cyber security and SOAR rightly helps your SOC by enabling the internal security team to focus on serious and important events or incidents, instead of going through a plethora of events with no or minimal risk.
6. Responding to Threat or Vulnerability
In the previous steps, analysts have gathered enough data to answer their hypothesis. Two types of situations can occur. Either the real threat is found or the vulnerability is detected. In both cases, analysts action is necessary. The analysts must respond immediately when a real threat is identified. However, if there is any vulnerability, they should also resolve this before it becomes a really big nightmare.