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Boost Endpoint Security with 4 Critical Capabilities

Boost Endpoint Security with 4 Critical Capabilities

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In a recent blog post, we looked at the four main endpoint security challenges:
  1. The rapidly growing number of endpoints
  2. Lack of visibility
  3. Lack of skilled human resources
  4. Network complexity

These challenges block security teams from effectively managing all types of cyber risk, including endpoint risk.

In this post, we’ll review how your organization can overcome these challenges using cyber fusion.

What is Cyber Fusion?

A Cyber Fusion strategy and framework unifies all security and IT operations tools into a single solution, allowing different security functions to collaborate and share intelligence seamlessly.

A Cyber Fusion Center (CFC) solution combines the full functionality of a Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) and Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) while expanding three additional essential capabilities:
  • Enhanced any-to-any integration and orchestration
  • Threat intelligence sharing and collective response
  • Providing situational awareness and threat context

While SOAR and TIP provide a limited version of these capabilities, it’s not enough to support effective collaboration between security functions or fully empower teams to identify, investigate, and remediate endpoint threats.

Through these capabilities, CFC delivers what organizations need to enhance endpoint security: complete visibility of their endpoint environment, instant access to all relevant CTI, and seamless orchestration and automation of hygiene, detection, and response processes.

The architecture diagram below shows how a Cyber Fusion Center (CFC) solution unifies the entire security function, giving teams a single location to access all data and functionality needed for endpoint security.

How Does Cyber Fusion Support Endpoint Security?

A CFC solution provides four essential capabilities that support effective endpoint security:
  1. Connectivity. A CFC solution is the connective tissue between all tools and data—not just those owned by security but also IT operations. This allows teams to maintain visibility of all endpoints no matter where they are located, ensuring they are fully operational, responsive, and up-to-date. This enforced cyber hygiene profoundly impacts endpoint security risk, as it ensures EDR and other security tools can detect threats across the entire attack surface.
  2. Any-to-any orchestration. Many SOAR tools claim to offer comprehensive orchestration, but most are limited to integrations with specific tools or vendors. A CFC solution provides true any-to-any, cross-environment integration, and orchestration, including between internal and cloud tools. This allows security teams to seamlessly investigate and respond to threats on any endpoint without being constrained by a lack of integrations or forced to adopt specific tools.
  3. Situational awareness. A CFC solution facilitates real-time sharing of CTI and other contextual information between security teams, roles, and organizations. This equips analysts with everything they need to effectively investigate, triage, and respond to security incidents. It also ensures security teams extract maximum value from CTI services, as insights are available to all analysts precisely when needed.
  4. Automated response. CFC solution provides true orchestration and no-code playbook building, allowing security teams to automate time-consuming processes into a single button click. Where appropriate, playbooks can even be set to trigger automatically on set events, completely removing the burden from human analysts.

Notice how these capabilities map directly to the challenges laid out in our earlier article. No matter how complex your corporate network is—or how many endpoints you have—cyber fusion can provide your security team with complete visibility and connectivity across your entire environment.

Better still, with powerful automation and orchestration capabilities, cyber fusion allows even small security teams to multiply the impact of their efforts, dramatically reducing cyber risk while saving time and limiting the opportunity for human error.

Learn More About Cyber Fusion for Endpoint Security

Watch our on-demand webinar, Cyber Fusion for Endpoint Security, where two of our top SME's in threat intelligence and SOAR respectively, answered this question and more with this thesis: Endpoint security needs Cyber Fusion to significantly enhance endpoint threat detection, investigation, and response with some core capabilities to demo across specific use cases.

During the webinar, they discuss:
  • The five main barriers to effective endpoint security (and how to overcome them)
  • Why endpoint security tools don't address these barriers (when used in isolation)
  • Four critical capabilities you need to reliably detect and remediate endpoint threats
  • What cyber fusion is, why it's different to SOAR, and how it fits into endpoint security
  • Six cyber fusion use cases that will drastically improve your endpoint security outcomes

Thomas Bain

Thomas Bain is the Vice President, Marketing at Cyware, a high-growth cybersecurity organization. Bain leads all Marketing and Inside Sales efforts at Cyware. He was most recently with RiskRecon, a Mastercard company, where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing. He also holds board advisory positions with SafeGuard Cyber and Measured Risk.


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Posted on: February 28, 2022

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