During the digital transformation, automated services have gained a high place on the agenda of most organizations.
However, until recently, IT security caught on. On the other hand, IT professionals are overworked and understaffed. The difficulties begin with Security Operations Centers (SOCs) which, in too many cases, are managed according to an outdated dynamics. The complexity of modern devices, remote workers and multi-cloud environments has pushed the operation of these centers to unprecedented levels. These changes, combined with advanced techniques used in ransomware and supply chain attacks, have the potential to coast the disaster early for any organization that does not undertake modernization of its security infrastructure. .
Traditional methods give way for new attacks
We can call it SOC 1.0. Traditional legacy-focused security centers (SIEM and IDS) are becoming obsolete to respond to modern cyber threats. The tools it typically uses are very expensive, but yield limited results, don’t see attacks happening, and focus more on preventing threats than building solid defenses against them. Additionally, because the technologies used today have moved away from traditional SOC thinking, analysts struggle to manage them manually from limited data sources, allowing only partial conclusions to be drawn. Ultimately, the business ends up with a lack of visibility and a security team working on poor workflows at high cost.
So the time of change has come. We often see prevention strategies that fail to detect ransomware: these are synthetic attacks-malware is only released at the far point-which means the only way to stop is to detect and block movements of attackers within the organization’s own environment.
Build a modern SOC
Let’s think about security professionals first. While before the pandemic, customer experience was all the rage, now organizations are putting employee experience at the top of the priority list. The proven effectiveness of remote work allows cyber-talents to work wherever they want: when designing a new SOC, the company is called upon to imagine an ecosystem that eases the workload of technical profiles. Otherwise, other organizations risk losing the most qualified candidates.
The need to retain top talent is an additional reason to modernize SOC and take a future vision that prioritizes visibility and workflows. Modern security centers continue to use SIEM logs and analytics, but add endpoint and network data to them. It integrates endpoint detection and response (EDR), network threat detection and response (NDR) enhanced artificial intelligence, and user and entity behavior analysis (UEBA). The new SOC 2.0 creates a network between on-premises, cloud, and cloud-native applications, enabling the detection of suspicious activity and previously unknown attacker movements.
Where to start building a new SOC? Artificial intelligence (AI) can be an important ally. It is possible to improve the accuracy of alerts, optimize investigations, detect new threats, and prioritize responses using the right AI platform. Artificial intelligence is incredibly good at processing large sets of data quickly and efficiently, while humans are exceptional at contextualizing information.
Help from AI and Machine Learning
Therefore, the analyst must be equipped with AI and machine learning capabilities that define risk-associated behavior, while other AI systems automate many of the traditional tasks in security center. In this way, false positives are significantly reduced, eliminating the stress of constant alerts. SOC modernization is the future for any organization that wants to build an efficient and sustainable security operations center. Cyber Threat investigations are more successful when supported by solid and accurate analysis, conducted by intelligent systems and reviewed by trained professionals who review a list of suspicious practices. This type of SOC can also improve governance and instill trust in regulators, investors and customers. The ability to detect, diagnose, and prioritize threats in real time ensures quick and efficient problem resolution and avoids costly and embarrassing violations.
Vectra was a pioneer in SOC innovation
Vectra AI is a partner of major EDRs in the market and notably part of the CrowdXDR Alliance, demonstrating its leading position. The CrowdXDR Alliance is a circle of cybersecurity innovators focused on the future, not the old past of SIEMs. Vectra AI is part of this game-changing XDR ecosystem that brings together powerful endpoint telemetry sources to improve security. Partnerships that work together for more effective and efficient integrations are key to realizing Vectra AI’s vision of a safer and fairer world.
The results of SOC innovation: stability, efficiency and certainty
– The stability because the organization is better able to resist and repel innovative attacks.
– Efficiency : Security managers are freed from legacy tools and technologies that don’t work together or aren’t suitable for today’s environment, and all sorts of compliance challenges are easier to overcome.
– L‘seguro that attackers have nowhere to hide, that critical threats are brought to the fore by context, and that machine learning helps SOC stay on top of the emerging threat landscape.
SOC innovation is critical to current and future cybersecurity, and Vectra AI offers best in-class analytics specifically designed to support the transition, detection of adversaries in any area of attack and neutralizing their attacks.
About Vectra AI
Vectra® is a leader in threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud businesses. Vectra uses the AI platform to quickly identify threats to the public cloud, identity, SaaS applications, and data centers. Vectra simply optimizes the AI to determine the methods of attackers-the TTPs at the heart of all attacks-rather than simply alerting them to ‘various attacks. The resulting high-fidelity threat signal and clear context enable security teams to respond to threats more quickly and stop attacks from progressing more quickly. Organizations around the world trust Vectra to ensure their cybersecurity resilience against dangerous cyberthreats and to prevent ransomware, supply chain compromises, impersonation and other cyberattacks from affecting their activities. For more information, visit vectra.ai.