The role of SOC teams has evolved from an attempt at prevention, to the identification and containment of damage through effective incident response (IR).
The redefinition of the SOC team’s role necessitates the adoption of advanced levels of technology that enable enterprises to obtain, store and analyze large amounts of security intelligence. Oleg Glebov of Kaspersky notes that in order to achieve successful IR, “the process must be tightly integrated with existing IT security solutions and should be powered by the threat detection solutions of the future.”
A highly complex, comprehensive strategy, which involves a myriad of components such as procedures, timing, expert staff, security software, data storage, and much more are just some of the IR necessities. With that, SOC teams continuously face relentless onslaughts of attacks, which ultimately generate alert fatigue, imprecise responses and inaccurate investigations.
So What Are The Most Common Incident Response Challenges
Vast majority of IT professionals say their incident response efficiency is limited by the time and effort spent on manual processes.
Indeed, the problem of manual involvement lies at the core of two of the most common challenges troubling organizations today:
- Dwell time - Following an attack, many questions arise, such as: What actually happened? When was this triggered and how? What has been exfiltrated? Has our response remediated the entire attack? The average time that it takes to resolve these vital issues can amount to 200 days!
- Level of expertise - Hackers are constantly coming up with new twists and innovative ways to cripple security systems. And they choose their prize victims carefully. When complex breaches are detected, only an expert security analyst has the ability to pinpoint, investigate and contain the damage. And even then, the search for an effective response will tie up costly resources for an extended period, sometimes leaving other serious security alerts unattended.
But the human element is not the only vulnerability slowing down IR processes. Read our whitepaper to learn about additional IR challenges that are demanding creative responses from IT experts.
Diverting A Disaster Waiting To Happen
Now that the aim has shifted from prevention to response, it is clear that containment strategies must evolve accordingly. If the malware has already been infused into the system, speed and strategy are vital. Time is of the essence, and left unrestrained the damage to your data systems may be irreparable. Automated responses through new technologies are replacing the time-consuming and costly solutions of yesteryear, enabling a full view of what is happening (and has happened) in the network around the clock and pinpointed remediation of damages in real time. Added value is the acquired insight to preempt similar incidents from recurring in the future.
Secdo is taking security automation to a new level. Armed with machine learning capabilities and equipped with records of previous incidents over the years, the preemptive IR solution provides unprecedented accuracy of response in record time.
Using Secdo’s Preemptive Incident Response solution, you can slash IR times from months to minutes and use your discoveries to protect your assets down the road. Download our whitepaper now!