The flowers are blooming, the snow is melting, and the days are becoming warmer and longer. It must be spring! How are you celebrating the start of the new season? Is cybersecurity spring cleaning on your mind?
As the season of new life and regrowth unfolds, you must not only clean up your houses but also your security infrastructure to keep ahead of the cyber adversaries.
Here are a few different ways you can clean up your security infrastructure:
Polish Your Security Operations with SOAR
We all have piled up unused items and cobwebs around the corner of our houses. And it all catches our attention when we are on a spring cleaning spree. When it comes to cybersecurity, tidying up security operations plays an important role.
By using Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) tools, organizations can streamline cyber, IT, and DevOps workflows involving security operations across cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments using any-to-any SOAR technology. SOAR platforms aid security teams to be more proactive in implementing robust defense strategies with comprehensive data collection and a workflow analysis. Adding to this, to make security processes function smoothly, organizations must consider building cyber fusion centers. By bringing together people, processes, and technologies under one roof, a cyber fusion center allows security teams to orchestrate and automate security workflows while feeding in actionable and contextual threat intelligence and enabling collaboration across otherwise siloed teams. A cyber fusion center drives collective defense and assists security teams in making well-informed incident response-related decisions.
SOAR is an integral element of a cyber fusion center. The advanced SOAR capabilities of a cyber fusion center automate threat response workflows across cloud and on-premise environments, enabling security teams to quickly respond to a variety of cyber threats and reduce the time spent on manual security processes.
As an organization, it’s time to adopt an advanced SOAR platform to improve efficiency and build a self-operating cybersecurity posture.
Add Some Gloss to Threat Intelligence
Just washing the floor is not always enough. Sometimes one needs to add some polish to make it look squeaky clean. While several cleaning agents can be used to get glossy floors, security teams must leverage advanced threat intelligence platforms (TIPs) for cleansing threat data. TIPs allow security teams to collect, organize, and manage threat data and intelligence. While threat data is raw and unstructured information collected from disparate sources, threat intelligence is contextualized, noise-free, and actionable data.
Security teams must employ TIPs that foster threat visibility while ingesting, enriching, correlating, actioning, and sharing threat information in real-time, improving security teams’ ability to identify and respond to threats faster.
Modern-day TIPs allow threat intelligence operationalization with last-mile delivery within an organization and as well as with external peers, information-sharing communities, vendors, and other stakeholders. This helps build collective defense, foster collaboration between the good actors, and strengthen every participating organization’s knowledge about indicators of compromise (IOCs), threat actors and their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), and much more. Threat intelligence sharing helps achieve the needed 24x7 continuous situational awareness on threats and incidents as they occur and sets up an organization’s SecOps workflows for massive scalability and adaptability. Organizations must strive to achieve situational awareness round the clock by sharing real-time threat alerts with their security teams based on their role, industry sector, and geography. This will help them in better understanding the rising threats and take proactive mitigative actions, amplifying their organizational decision-making in daily business operations.
Give a Makeover to Incident Response
We often look for home makeover ideas to declutter our surroundings and make life easier. It’s time we overhaul our incident response process into an end-to-end threat response. The modern threat response process is not only about containing incidents but rather involves proactive neutralization of the potential threats even before they impact an organization. Organizations must strive for threat response which is much more than mere incident response and encompasses significant aspects of the threat landscape such as vulnerabilities, malware, and threat actors. Furthermore, it’s time to bring in more orchestration and automation into SecOps workflows and move toward next-gen SOC (NG-SOC) capabilities using cyber fusion centers. Security teams must leverage advanced threat response capabilities to connect the dots between different threats and incidents. The advanced threat response capabilities of a cyber fusion center help in managing the triage, investigation, and actioning of incidents within an automated response workflow while enabling seamless collaboration with all security stakeholders within an organization. The modern threat response platforms are fueled by security orchestration and automation and threat intelligence that drive security operations in real-time. This will empower security teams to address threats before they become cybersecurity crises.
Time to Tidy Up!
Cybercriminals can sneak into your networks anytime, any season. This spring is the perfect time to clean up the cybersecurity infrastructure within your organization. By building cyber fusion centers, sharing threat intel, and automating threat response, security teams can add a spark to their cybersecurity infrastructure.