In today’s environment of widespread cyber-intrusions, advanced persistent threats, and insider threats, it is essential for corporations to have real-time accurate knowledge of their enterprise IT security posture so that responses to external and internal threats can be made swiftly.
Continuous monitoring is a risk management approach to cybersecurity that maintains an accurate picture of a company’s security risk posture, provides visibility into assets, and leverages use of automated data feeds to quantify risk and implement prioritized remedies.
A well-designed and well-managed continuous monitoring program can effectively transform an otherwise static security control assessment into a dynamic process that provides essential, near real-time security status.
Live Threat Intelligence
Live threat intelligence enables proactive defense, rapid detection, risk-based response, and faster resolution of advanced cyberattacks. High-risk network traffic from the global internet’s darknets and the deep web is analysed 24/7 to proactively identify the sources, characteristics, and risk-levels of cyberattacks.
Security operations can integrate this data into the existing security infrastructure, like enterprise SIEM, big data security, or other traditional security controls. This integration of internal security intelligence with live threat intelligence provides an early detection system against advanced and emerging attacks enabling a more risk-aware and proactive security posture.
Incident Response and Investigation
In today’s landscape, it is likely that most organisations will experience some form of security incident that requires an appropriate response in order to minimise damage and mitigate future risk. The ability to conduct a digital investigation has become an essential capability for incident response teams.
Security operations teams are often not prepared to analyze raw data quickly enough for effective incident response. A big data approach to collect and analyze raw data from across the business avoids the traditional problem of having multiple, disconnected security systems. A single system to collect and analyze data across all IT systems allows you to respond quickly to both known and unknown threats.