If your idea of cybersecurity is a firewall and anti-virus then your organization could be at extreme risk. Firewalls and other preventive forms of cybersecurity are effective at preventing basic cyberattacks. However, over the past decade it has become clear that defensive cybersecurity technologies are not enough to secure an organization’s network against advanced cyber attacks. These traditional technologies also tend to contribute to “alert fatigue” being universally suffered today where the “boy who cried wolf” mentality from our technology tends to desensitize us to real threats.
A defense-in-depth approach requires a combination of traditional technologies and new technologies. We aren’t suggesting to get rid of your current firewall and anti-virus but we are suggesting additional multi-defense layers. As the cyber threat landscape constantly evolves, your security measures should be one step ahead. An Advanced Threat Detection (ATD) solution is one extra layer necessary for a proactive defense strategy. Firewalls are a perimeter defense to protect your network but Advanced Threat Detection monitoring can detect what’s already gotten through.
ATD is a managed service allowing your organization to be more cognizant of risks and improve the ability to detect and respond to advanced threats. ATD can help your organization deal with advanced attacks that traditional antivirus will not detect until it’s too late. For companies who don’t have the time or resources to devote to 24/7 internal monitoring, ATD is especially useful. It allows for reduced IT security staff, integrated IT/IoT protection, and effective real time response. ATD is a managed toll that will allow a SOC to monitor your network 24/7 to increase your chances of early detection and decrease your cyber risk.
Organizations armed with actionable threat intelligence can better assess security incidents and make informed decisions on how to deal with them. For example – if you were to experience a Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack, ATD would be able to detect the threat in your mailbox and allow you to take early action before the incident escalates further. For details on this tool and to watch us catch a live BEC attack in action, please check out our webinar at https://youtu.be/yGhMhMy7PKo.