Much of today’s log management is still done using Syslog, which has roots in the 80s and was used without authoritative published specifications. Of course, it is also one of the most versatile tools that…
The ability to detect and respond to threats quickly and effectively is crucial for maintaining the health and security of the hardware, networks and software maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of enterprise, data and software assets in your business.
To support its continued growth, a Fintech organisation wanted to show prospective clients evidence of its security maturity while protecting its infrastructure and achieving regulatory compliance with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
For many organisations, cybersecurity is a priority for their in-house IT team and security operations teams still function as part of IT, whereas others are separated into their organisation.
A Financial Services and Technology organisation takes a robust approach to secure its data, infrastructure, assets, and people, with stringent information security policies and procedures and a comprehensive security architecture comprising best-of-breed technical solutions.
There are two options for organisations to manage and protect to their systems from threats.
The first is in-house security management. An in-house option is one where you have a dedicated team or person responsible for managing your cybersecurity. Ordinarily, in-house staff would be led by a Head of IT or Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) (or similar).
The other option is outsourcing your cybersecurity as a managed service.
Vulnerability management is the process of finding and patching vulnerabilities in your network security to protect an organisation’s networks against malicious cyberattacks. It is an ongoing program utilising a wide variety of technologies to identify and remediate vulnerabilities in your network to keep your organisation safe from cyber attacks.
While many threat and risk management solutions help organisations deal with low-level security events with automated responses, having an incident response plan, delivered by an experienced team will determine your success in responding to an attack.
Defining a clear strategy when establishing an organisation’s SOC helps to align business goals. Developing the strategy using an assessment is the best way to identify gas and potential vulnerabilities.
After this assessment, the team can create a clear, comprehensive set of processes, helping to guide the SOC team in operating, monitoring, detecting, responding and reporting as suggested above.
As a result of the fluid and ever-evolving threat landscape, this strategy will need reviewing periodically, helping to keep ahead of any new emerging risks and vulnerabilities.
A threat hunting service uses gathered and processed intelligence to carry out a thorough, system-wide search for specific threats. In simple terms, threat hunting is the process of proving or disproving hypotheses of identified threats across an organisation’s environment. One example of threat hunting would be a threat hunter team – using indicators of compromise (IOCs) to begin investigating evidence of a threat actor’s activity within an organisation’s network.