As the number and severity of cyberattacks continue to grow with no end in sight, cybersecurity teams are implementing new tools and processes to combat these emerging threats. However, the oneoverriding requirement for meeting this challenge is improved speed. Whether it’s speed of detection, speed of remediation or other processes that now need to be completed faster, the ability to do things quickly is key to effective cybersecurity.
The reason why speed is essential is simple: As the dwell time for malware
increases, the lateral spread of an attack broadens, the number of potentially breached files expands, and the difficulty in remediating the threat increases. And the stealthy nature of many of the newer threats makes finding them faster?before they become harder to detect?a critical focus in reducing the impact of an intrusion. These requirements make it essential that security operations centers (SOCs) can complete their activities
far more quickly, both now and moving forwa
When it comes to cybersecurity, you can only defend what you can see. Organizations continue to suffer breaches, oftentimes because they do not have continuous, real-time visibility of all their critical assets. With more data and applications moving to the cloud, IoT and other emerging technologies, the attack surface continues to expand, giving adversaries more blind spots to leverage.
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Discover, classify and profile assets and network communications
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Alter your terrain and attack surface with deception to slow down attackers
By knowing your cyber terrain and increasing the risk of detection and cost to the adversary, you can gain a decisive advantage.
With breaches today often going undetected for months or years, many organizations must now accept the very real possibility that intruders have already compromised their systems, regardless of the organization’s security posture. Today, compromises are measured in minutes and the speed of response is measured in days. Enterprises the world over are realizing that to close the gap, they need to evolve their security operations from being a largely reactive unit (waiting for alerts that indicate a threat) to being proactively on the hunt for new attacks that have evaded detection.
When an incident does occur, the speed of your response will dictate the extent to which you can minimize the impact. In the case of a malicious attack, it takes on average over 7 months to identify a breach, and nearly two and a half additional months to contain the incident. Every second counts, and while the clock is ticking, the cost of the breach is rapidly increasing as well.
Breaches that take over 3
People on the frontlines of public-sector fraud management have considerable need to detect, monitor and prevent fraud in real time. They recognize that speed in analysis, detection, investigations and simulations is the key to minimizing taxpayer dollars lost to fraud. Read the report to learn more.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
Organizations face a new breed of cyber attacks that easily thwart traditional defenses. These advanced attacks are targeted. They are persistent. And they are devastatingly effective at breaching your systems and stealing your sensitive data.
This paper examines:
The limitations of existing security solutions;
Several security architectures, including sandbox-based products;
An architecture built from the ground up to truly protect against today's advanced attacks.
Security operations centers need advanced analytical tools that can quickly collect and shift through security data. This brief looks at the latest options and processes to speed up detection of advanced threats.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This FAQ tells you how to move beyond the old trade-off between anti-malware effectiveness and speed. It answers questions such as what is wrong with conventional approaches, which includes the inability of clients to perform signature matching operations on today’s more than 70 million malware variants. It also discusses how the cloud and behavioral detection overcome the limitations of signature-based approaches. Finally, it answers questions about how cloud solutions can offer specific benefits such as:
• Improving speed by offloading pattern matching from endpoints
• Eliminating large signature downloads
• Stopping zero day attacks
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 12, 2015
By reading this whitepaper, you will gain insight into the following topics:
The next steps in automated monitoring
How automation can speed detection of attack attempts
The role of automation as a key feature of the "20 security controls" or CSCs
Practical guidelines for moving from manual to automated analysis
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
If I were to boil down these survey results to a single sentence, it would be this: To keep pace with today’s advanced threats, incident response teams need tools and techniques that give them greater speed, accuracy and insight.