Security monitoring

Strengthen your SOC with Crystal Eye XDR: Increase the maturity of your security monitoring and incident response

For most companies, the security journey often begins with assessments, policy review, and awareness training so staff can deal with attacks on our infrastructure. Then we could look at our access control and network segmentation, which are all great first steps. But what is the next step in our efforts to introduce a holistic program that looks to defense in depth to protect our organizations?

With nearly 50% of organizations with more than 2,000 employees yet to support security monitoring and implementing incident response capabilities, we have to ask why?

It’s because it’s hard! Assets are difficult to track. It is difficult to deploy disparate and complex systems to achieve true SOAR. It is difficult to find the necessary personnel for both engineering and security operations, resulting in high cost and management burden that makes it difficult for large organizations, let alone small organizations, to achieve this security maturity level.

With the average time to detect and contain a cyber breach taking 311 days for most organizations, this is where loss and risk increase. While organizations can detect intrusions early, if they cannot respond to them effectively, financial losses from cyber breaches will continue to increase. We have to watch how an attack unfolds. The most important thing to understand about data breaches and cyberattacks is that it is not a singular event; rather, it is a continuous process comprising several stages.

The first step is usually infiltration. This is the step by which the attacker gains a foothold in the network. Infiltration can occur in a number of ways, including targeted credential theft, exploiting vulnerable web applications, third-party credential theft, malware, and more. However, this is only the first step. The next step is usually internal network and asset reconnaissance. This is where attackers attempt to understand the architecture of the network and gain access to stolen credentials and sensitive data storage locations.

Interrupting the ability to slew is critical, so we need to detect this event on the initial breach, and this is done with a security monitoring program, which is a requirement of most security compliance frameworks. We need the ability to hunt and then respond with investigative tools to do that.

Deploy NDR or better yet XDR as the first step in your security monitoring journey and can be a great starting point. For a moderate investment and without significant infrastructure changes, Crystal Eye XDR can be introduced with an online deployment offering a simplified solution without the need for a specialized engineering team. Crystal Eye XDR includes professionally managed rules based cyber threat intelligence feeds, all fully integrated with the defense of your infrastructure. This removes the management burden of trying to integrate third-party CTIs into other security systems.

Discovery capability is best in class and provides up to five times more network visibility. You get instant detection capability by focusing on all major malware families and their CnCs, covering all network-based threat vectors from SCADA protocols to web servers to the latest client-side attacks served by exploit kits. With built-in, automated actionable intelligence, you get effective protection and the ability to manage encrypted traffic sources in a world where the threat landscape is changing daily.

Following detection, we move on to incident response capability. Crystal Eye XDR uses an effective human-machine team that sees dynamic interactions between human and machine control. With DFIR toolsets and playbooks integrated alongside managed detection and response, you can deploy a level of cybersecurity maturity that most organizations would only dream of, right out of the box.

With standardized data lakes and instant SOC, your MDR deployment is directly linked to the Crystal Eye Security Operations Center for comprehensive professional monitoring. Automated SLAs and Incident Response instantly give you a compliant cybersecurity incident response program based on your XDR program. The process and playbooks are automatic and deployed for true SOAR capability, giving your compliance team a documented policy, procedure, and system to deploy to the rest of the organization.

It takes a whole village to run a security monitoring and incident response program, and with Crystal Eye’s XDR integrated service model, you instantly enable advanced SOC and forensic capabilities. With on-demand incident responders and forensic teams capable of assisting with investigation and forensics, the platform is designed to deal with potential breaches efficiently and reduce costs and response time , greatly reducing risk and loss in a potential breach. With built-in tools like packet capture forensic analysis, vulnerability management, and out-of-the-box SIEM, your team can instantly deploy full SOC capability at a fraction of the cost of attempting to create yours. This avoids the engineering investment and time required to deploy multiple disparate systems, link them to other managed service providers, and provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance to ensure continued functionality.

If you are looking to start the process of increasing your security maturity, implementing Crystal Eye XDR for security monitoring and incident response is something you should consider, then look to further expand the monitoring capability to host-based assets in a second pass. of improvement.

Contact Red Piranha today to learn how Crystal Eye XDR and our comprehensive suite of cybersecurity services can increase your SOC productivity. Learn more.