How to Implement Threat Detection and Response for Your Business

How to Implement Threat Detection and Response for Your Business

It’s getting harder and harder to quickly detect and respond to cyber threats before they can cause the kind of damage that could drive a company out of business. According to a recent report by ESG, 76 percent of cyber security professionals believe that threat detection has become more difficult than it was just two years ago. And as cyber attacks become more profitable and commonplace, the situation is only going to worsen.

A dedicated threat detection and response solution is essential for protecting your company’s data, relationships, and reputation. A threat detection and response tool should provide integrated capabilities of endpoint detection and response, malware sandboxes, Network Traffic Analysis (NTA), cyber threat intelligence (CTI) and central analytics and management. Cyber threat detection and response is a war of attrition that never ends, and your business needs to combine a comprehensive, end-to-end software solution with an organized response protocol and adequate response staff.

Choose a Threat Detection Software Solution

These days, many businesses are still struggling to implement a range of disconnected point tools in the war against cyber threats. The problem with that strategy is that it’s too disjointed and disorganized to work effectively. The use of individual software tools may provide a rather myopic view of the threat landscape your business faces, with each tool providing a separate stream of data. With disparate data streams competing in this way, your team may struggle to see the big picture.

Fortunately, many software manufacturers are creating end-to-end cyber threat detection and response tools that create a united front in the war against cyber criminals. For example, Trend Micro offers global threat intelligence, detection, and response in its XDR suite that correlates data across servers, email, endpoints, cloud workloads, networks, and more to provide an end-to-end platform that allows your cyber security team to break free of limiting data silos.

Give Your IT Team the Staff They Need

In cyber security as in any other field, adequate staffing is necessary to handle the growing workload involved in protecting your business from evolving cyber threats. Sixty-eight percent of cyber security leaders say that their teams are hampered in their threat detection and response efforts by a lack of adequate staffing and limited threat detection and response skills among those who are available. Give your team the staff they need, and get your cyber security team involved in choosing staff that have the skills necessary to provide your b2b business with adequate cyber security protection.

Establish a Threat Detection and Response Protocol

An organized response is just as valuable as a strong team and comprehensive end-to-end detection and response platform. To some extent, basing your detection and response strategy on a single, integrated, comprehensive platform will help unify and organize your team’s response, because it will unify the separate streams of data produced by multiple tools into one, and give your team a big-picture look at the cyber threats facing your business.

However, a threat detection and response protocol will ensure that your team knows what to do when a threat appears. They’ll be able to respond faster, and speed is of the essence when it comes to deflecting a cyber attack. An organized, well-structured, and familiar detection and response protocol could mean the difference between swatting a mosquito and a data breach that could cost your company the confidence of its customers and even lead to your business closing its doors forever.

Start by assessing the current state of your company’s threat detection and response processes. Compare it current National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines for handing a cyber security incident, and use these guidelines to put together your own organization’s incident response protocol. Make sure there are runbooks for each of your detection and response processes, and that your team is working to automate the most well-established of those processes.

When it comes to cyber attacks, your company needs to be on its toes to stop threats before they become a problem. With a comprehensive, end-to-end solution, a well-staffed team, and a well-established response protocol, you can avoid the disaster of a data breach and keep the trust and loyalty of your customers.

How to Implement Threat Detection and Response for Your Business

A dedicated threat detection and response solution is essential for protecting your company’s data, relationships, and reputation. Many software manufacturers are creating end-to-end cyber threat.

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