The Problem with Traditional Approaches to Threat Detection and Response

The present conventional method to threat identification and response is just not sufficient. However, two cybersecurity solutions can overcome intrinsic limitations in most threat detection and response operations and save costs, accomplish CMMC security compliance, and improve your entire cybersecurity posture.

However, given that data breach and cyber-attack have only worsened, it is best to address the issues present in the traditional approach to threat detection and response. 

Understanding the challenges

For any organization, threat detection and response are the most critical components of cybersecurity. However, a majority of organizations still encounter too many challenges to properly implementing this strategy. 

  1. Cluster of Tools

According to some sources, the average organization currently employs more than 75 distinct security threat detection systems as part of its total cybersecurity stack. This, in turn, results in a security system that is difficult to control. Furthermore, it has resulted in more warnings than any InfoSec staff can possibly monitor. 

According to a Dark Reading post, SOC teams are now receiving over 10,000 alarms per day. It is challenging for the SOC team to analyze each threat warning thoroughly. 

The limitation of manpower and working hours has turned the scenario much worse. Many SOC teams are being forced to work remotely. Ultimately, real threats get ignored or missed by the team.

  • Inability to Monitor Internal Network

According to industry best practices, far too many businesses devote a significant portion of their time to detecting and blocking site threats. While this is a great approach, they shift their focus from their network traffic. A study has shown that although such an approach is practical on 20% of in-and-out traffic, most organizations fail to supervise over 80% of their internal network traffic.

Even while having an incredibly robust firewall, there are chances your system will be vulnerable to network-borne cyber assaults. Such attacks are more brutal and cause actual harm with a “land and expand” approach. The attack causes damage to the network as it moves laterally through the network. Examples of such attacks are phishing, malware, or ransomware.

Focusing too much on on-site security may limit your capacity to identify an attack after your network has been compromised. 

  • Compliance issues

 With governments and government IT services companies attempting to safeguard constituents and the public from data loss and other difficulties, data privacy legislation has expanded in recent years. Even with some of the most advanced technologies at their disposal, it can take business days to detect and comprehend the entire scope of a cyber-attack or security breach.

Sadly, a business can afford to spare so much time since many rules mandate reporting a data breach within considerably shorter time constraints. 

  • Costly Cybersecurity stacks

A majority of businesses nowadays have incredibly sophisticated infrastructure comprising applications, devices, and networks housed on on-site data centers and clouds. This has resulted in a convoluted cybersecurity stack of several technologies. While each is useful, they can’t guard the entire threat surface and the centralized planning skills required to deliver the total security needed by the organization.