Accelerating Security Maturity in a Time of Economic Uncertainty
With cyber-attacks increasing in frequency, sophistication, and becoming ever more harmful, understanding the security maturity required to address the evolving threat has become critical. However, many organisations face an up-hill challenge when it comes to maturing their cybersecurity due to a combination of economic uncertainty, a worsening cyber skills shortage, and a growing pressure to prove return on investment and risk reduction. On top of that, businesses are operating larger, more complex IT environments that require a broader set of skills, deeper knowledge, and a range of security tools to defend.
The pressure this places on organisations is only compounded by their own expanding attack surface prompted by the shift towards hybrid working, as well as the continued evolution of the cybercrime ecosystem, both in breadth and depth. Indeed, research by Check Point highlighted a 38% surge in cyber-attacks per week in 2022, compared to the preceding year. A worrying figure given that almost 4 in 10 businesses (37%) have an internal skills gap when it comes to incident response and recovery.
In most cases, the organisation has already invested in multiple security tools, that, in many cases, are not being utilised to their full potential. Business leaders are reticent to invest further, making it harder to acquire budget and garner buy-in to addressing security needs with further tooling. Despite these challenges, cybersecurity leaders, regardless of the size of their business, are still expected to maintain 24/7 protection from an ever-present threat.
Security teams everywhere are asking themselves, “how many security functions are we really capable of doing in-house effectively?”, “how can we consolidate and maximise the value of our existing tech stack?” and “what level of security maturity do we need to stay adequately protected?”.
We understand the predicament these businesses face, which is why we have launched our new Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service. Leveraging Microsoft XDR (Extended Detection and Response) technology and integrated into the Adarma Threat Management Platform, our new turnkey solution is aimed at those businesses that require strong cybersecurity coverage but lack the capacity to manage their own 24×7 Security Operations Centre (SOC).
With our solution, businesses can outsource the end-to-end process of identifying and addressing threats to our team of cybersecurity specialists who are armed with decades of experience and are backed by an advanced technology stack. Our approach consolidates an array of security tools and skillsets, thereby reducing the cost and lightening the burden of staying safe in an increasingly complex threat environment.
Our service benefits from our expert threat intelligence, proprietary threat-led detection engineering, content management and automation and orchestration technology. It delivers a unified, swift, and accurate response to eradicate threats while providing outcomes that are the right fit for customers at every stage of their security journey.
Key features of Managed Detection and Response:
– Risk-based defence across the major attack vectors of email, web, endpoint & identity.
– Strategic threat intelligence with actionable insights to power detection development, hunting and investigations.
– Expert threat hunting to uncover adversary activity, which may lay dormant or otherwise evade detective controls.
– Continuous skilled threat monitoring and triage of an unlimited number of security alerts. All alerts are categorised and prioritised for investigation within seconds.
– Context-rich investigation of real threat activity.
– Rapid and effective incident response 24/7 with options tailored by preference, from customer-directed to fully delegated response.
– Intuitive online portal for simple, transparent case management, customisable incident notifications and containment with 1-click containment authorisation.
– Minimal operational overhead through the elimination of unnecessary customer tasks, enabling organisations to work on other priorities.
What can our Managed Detection and Response solution do for you?
We know that every cybersecurity journey is unique and that things change, this is why our MDR service is fully flexible and designed to evolve and grow to support your business needs along the way. When you face new operating challenges, embrace new technology or face new threats, we adapt quickly to ensure continuous protection.
Through our innovative portal, you can view and purchase additional Threat Packs, these contain detection and response content to extend your coverage as your business evolves. This means we are able to support you at every stage of your security journey and deliver a measurable reduction in business risk.
Our team of passionate defenders work with you hand in hand to mitigate risk and deliver the cybersecurity outcomes you need to make a remarkable difference.
Learn more about Managed Detection and Response contact us to speak to one of our experts. We work with you to make cyber resilience a reality for your organisation.