An Overview on Threat Detection and Response

By CIOReview | Monday, May 20, 2019

FREMONT, CA: There was a time when firms could install a firewall and say with relative confidence that their business was protected, from cyber attacks. But as hackers and cybercriminals getting smarter these days, enterprises need to invest more resources to keep their data secure. This lead to an increased demand for advanced threat detection and response services. It is about utilizing analytics to find threat across the organization to detect anomalies, analyze their threat level, and determine the mitigative actions required in response.

The critical benefit of threat detection and response is its ability to identify and respond to threats in real-time automatically. By combining deep visibility and behavior-based detection capabilities across endpoints threat detection and intervention can catch risks that are often undetected by firewalls and antivirus. It also provides a correlation of data events from varied sources to offer prioritization capabilities such as threat scoring to let the organization know what needs its attention right now. Additionally, automatic alerts can be configured, for specific types of anomalies and malpractices. CISOs lists five cyber security tools that they want to integrate into one. Here they are!

Endpoint Detection and Response

It monitors granular endpoint behavior, including endpoint processes, DLLs, registry settings, file activity, network activity, and others. It also maintains a record of these behaviors to identify and alert on anomalies.

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Network Traffic Analysis

This technology monitors network traffic, searching for unusual, suspicious, and malicious activity. It has a long history in security analytics and investigation as the first line of defense for threat detection.

Malware Sandboxes

Suspicious documents are sent, to malware sandboxes for analysis, and it is employed as an appliance, a cloud-based service, or other types of hybrid configurations.

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Firms require timely cyber threat intelligence to compare internal security incidents with indicators of compromise and cyber adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures. With this security analysts get an outside-in perspective for investigations.

Central Analytics and Management

All security telemetry is centralized and analyzed in its totality. Central management comes into play for policy management, configuration management, and change management streamlining security operations.

A service like threat detection and response can detect different cyber threats and deal with them appropriately.