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Three Things Banks Need to Know About Preventing Data Breaches

Three Things Banks Need to Know About Preventing Data Breaches

Preventing data breaches could be one of the most important things your bank or financial services firm could focus on. Here are the reasons that data breaches should be a major focus.

Banks are increasingly targeted by hackers hoping to steal valuable data. Despite high threat levels and widespread knowledge of risks, many financial institutions find themselves underprepared. There are many reasons to focus on preventing data breaches, continue reading to find out a simple way Cybriant can help.

Financial services firms fall victim to cybersecurity attacks 300 times more frequently than businesses in other industries.

To make matters worse, the costs for financial institutions to repair these incidents are often far greater, which is problematic as the average data breach cost rose 5 percent to $7 million per breach in 2017. The average cost to U.S. businesses per record, lost or stolen, during a breach was $225 – compare that to the financial industry’s number of $336 per record and you can clearly see the issue.

Moreover, according to our own research studies, consumers at this point actually expect their financial service providers to offer services that reduce the chance for exposure and, as importantly, quickly rectify the situation if their data does become compromised. Of the consumers we surveyed, 50 percent said they want their bank to offer these services and 43 percent felt the same about credit unions.  


Since a data breach leads to a loss of customer faith and market reputation, it’s critical that financial institutions, including banks, protect their networks. Here are three things banks need to know about network security standards and preventing data breaches at financial institutions.

1. Many Banks Aren’t Budgeting Enough

IT staff need to be able to respond to threats, and banks that tighten the budget on IT spending cripple this mission. Unfortunately, some banks reduce IT budgets to free up more money for customer-facing web tools and apps. This move short-circuits IT’s ability to defend against a cyber attack. Banks must take threats seriously, and this means adopting stricter network security standards and adequately funding IT departments for cyber monitoring and defense. If your clients find out that you are preventing data breaches to secure their investment, they may find a new bank.

2. Two-Factor Authentication is No Longer Optional

Two-factor identification offers superior protection, but many employees dislike having to verify their identity using another method. Single-factor identification for apps and password-protected portals leaves banks vulnerable to an attack when cybercriminals have stolen legitimate user credentials.

Hackers are using more sophisticated and creative methods to easily steal login credentials. Once they have credentials, they can penetrate the system without raising any alarms.

Banks must ask themselves which is worse: the pain of having to log in via two-factor authentication or the pain of a serious data breach?

Two-factor authentication can thwart attacks. Given the low cost of implementation, it’s a no-brainer. You may even consider multi-factor authentication to ensure preventing data breaches.

3. Third-party Apps Present a Security Risk

Third-party apps promise a shortcut for financial institutions that don’t have the time or money to develop their own app, but there is a safety risk here. In the race to keep up with the competition, some banks are adopting apps that may not be up to security standards. The short-term attempt to stand out can backfire big when apps are penetrated.

No matter the perceived need to offer customers apps and online tools, there is no excuse for failing to do due diligence when it comes to security standards or compliance requirements. Approving the app to appease the staff opens up the bank to a data breach through a third-party app. To address the security gap, banks should take a two-pronged approach: First, adopt stricter policies that target weak apps and second, ensure all apps are monitored for cyber threats.

When hackers see that a bank is not an easy target, they will look for a financial institution that has unguarded access points. By addressing these security vulnerabilities, banks can reduce their risk and continue preventing data breaches.

Preventing Data Breaches Made Simple

You need to start with a cybersecurity strategy and framework. We recommend the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and have written several articles on how to use a framework in all your decision making.

People, Process, and Technology is the cornerstone of ITIL, but can it also be used to ensure a proper cybersecurity foundation? The answer may surprise you! Read more, “People, Process, Technology in Cybersecurity or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Process!”

Once you have the framework in place, focus on your compliance needs and risk reduction. We have create a tiered service that can not only make that efficient and affordable, it can actually make cybersecurity and preventing data breaches easy.

It’s called PREtect.

PREtect is a tiered cybersecurity service that will help optimize the protection of data assets and the detection of malicious events by addressing the most common vulnerabilities in the enterprise.

PREtect is offered in 3 tiers:

CORE: Continuous cyber threat detection through Managed SIEM

ADVANCED: CORE plus Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

PREMIUM: ADVANCED plus vulnerability and patch management

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Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subject Lines of Q4 2018

Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subject Lines of Q4 2018

Wondering what the top phishing email subject lines from Q4 of 2018? KnowBe4 reports on this every quarter. Take a look at the infographic, you may be surprised to see what hackers are using!

Here at Cybriant, we are no longer surprised to see the phishing email subject lines that are our users click on. Even the best, most highly trained employees can be tricked. It seems you have to be suspicious of each and every email that comes into your inbox. 

Through our PREtect ADVANCED service, we have the ability to stop any malicious activity before it can execute. 

PREtect ADVANCED is the second level of our tiered cybersecurity service, adding next-generation endpoint technology which utilizes AI and machine learning to insulate endpoint devices from malicious code while capturing and analyzing forensic data which Cybriant’s Security Engineers can then utilize to further isolate and remedy the threat.

PREtect ADVANCED features Endpoint Protection Including:

  • True Zero-Day Protection
  • AI-Driven Malware Prevention
  • Script Management
  • Device Usage Policy Enforcement
  • Memory Exploitation Detection and PRevention
  • Application Control for Fixed -Function Devices

Top Phishing Email Subject Lines

Even with this amazing service, you should always train your employees to know what to look for. According to the infographic below, the top general phishing email subject lines are: 

  1. Password Check Required Immediately
  2. Your Order with Amazon/Your Amazon Order Receipt
  3. Announcement: Change in Holiday Schedule
  4. Happy Holidays! Have a Drink On Us.
  5. Have a Drink on Us
  6. De-Activation of [[EMAIL]] in Process
  7. Wire Department
  8. Revised Vacation & Sick Time Policy
  9. Last Reminder: Please respond immediately
  10. UPS Label Delivery: 1ZBE312TNY00005011

From KnowBe4, the top security awareness training company:

KnowBe4 reports every quarter on the top-clicked phishing emails. Here we have the results for Q4 2018. We track three different categories: general email subjects, those related to social media and ‘in the wild’ attacks. The results come from a combination of the simulated phishing email subject lines used by our customers as well as from the millions of users that click our no-charge Phish Alert Button to report suspicious emails to their IT Incident Response team.

Trends That Persisted Throughout 2018

In reviewing the Q4 2018 most clicked subject lines, trends were easily identified; five subject line categories appeared quarter-over-quarter throughout 2018, including:

  • Deliveries
  • Passwords
  • Company Policies
  • Vacation
  • IT Department (in-the-wild)

Additionally, three “in-the-wild subject lines” were clicked three out of four quarters and included Amazon, Wells Fargo and Microsoft as keywords.

The Subject Lines Tell Us Users Are Concerned About Security

“Clicking an email is as much about human psychology as it is about accomplishing a task,” said Perry Carpenter, chief evangelist and strategy officer at KnowBe4. “The fact that we saw ‘password’ subject lines clicked four out of four quarters shows us that users are concerned about security.

Likewise, users clicked on messages about company policies and deliveries each quarter showing a general curiosity about issues that matter to them. Knowing this information gives corporate IT departments tangible data to share with their users and to help them understand how to think before they click.”

Here is the full InfoGraphic of top subjects in all categories for the last quarter, the top 10 most-clicked general email subjects in Q4 2018, and most common ‘in the wild’ attacks during that period.

Read the full report here. 


How to Meet the Guidelines for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

How to Meet the Guidelines for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Cybriant offers tiered cyber security services through PREtect. Each service offered through PREtect has a solution that will help you meet the NIST cybersecurity framework.

Which cybersecurity framework do you use? We discussed the importance of a framework in this previous post. A framework is a standardized methodology for selecting, implementing, testing, and maintaining a set of security metrics, also called security controls. There are many frameworks to choose from; NIST, ISO, NERC, PCI, etc., etc. The point is that you want to compare yourself against a known yardstick.

We prefer NIST CSF and recommend this to our clients.

What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (CSF), which calls for “a set of industry standards and best practices to help organizations manage cybersecurity risks.”

Organizations can use the CSF to take a risk-based approach to align their security processes with business requirements. Because the CSF is not intended to be a “one size fits all” approach, Cybriant’s solution is scalable across all organizational sizes and can be adapted for specific use across multiple industries.

The Cybersecurity Framework was released in February 2014 as a result of Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which was signed on February 12, 2013. The CSF was created through collaboration between the United States government and the private sector and places a focus on aligning business needs and priorities with cybersecurity and risk management. The CSF is comprised of three parts: the Core, the Implementation Tiers and the Profile. The Core identifies cybersecurity activities and practices that share a commonality across critical infrastructure sectors.

These activities and practices are grouped into five Functions: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover. The Implementation Tiers provide entities with context for managing cybersecurity risks and applying a plan to their specific organization. Profiles are used to match cybersecurity objectives to business requirements, risk tolerance, and resources.

Let’s talk about PREtect.

PREtect is a tiered cybersecurity service that will help optimize the protection of data assets and the detection of malicious events by addressing the most common vulnerabilities in the enterprise.

PREtect is offered in 3 tiers:

CORE: Continuous cyber threat detection through Managed SIEM

ADVANCED: CORE plus Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

PREMIUM: ADVANCED plus vulnerability and patch management

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It’s possible to leverage Cybriant PREtect PREMIUM to help meet the guidelines and practices outlined in the CSF through automation of its technical controls.

How to use PREtect PREMIUM to meet NIST Cybersecurity Framework Guidelines

NIST cybersecurity foundationFrom a network security feature set, PREtect PREMIUM supports over 90% of the CSF’s technical controls. With our real-time vulnerability management solution, it is also extremely powerful for communicating CSF conformance results in many different internal and external stakeholders.

PREtect gives you continuous assurance that your security program is working. Capabilities include:

  • Information on which assets are connected to the network and how they are communicating
  • Active monitoring of host activities and events, including who is accessing them and what is changing
  • Identification of previously unknown resources, changes in behavior and new application usage
  • Near real-time metrics for continuous security and compliance
  • Correlation of real-time activity with the state-based vulnerability
  • Highly customizable dashboards, reports, and workflows for rapid response
  • Communication of consolidated metrics
  • Trends across systems, services, and geographies
  • Controls team member permissions by role
  • PREMIUM analytics with actionable information and trending to prioritize events/alerts

PREtect PREMIUM enables organizations to automate the NIST Cybersecurity Framework’s technical controls by bringing active scanning and passive monitoring, configuration auditing, host event, and data monitoring and analysis, reporting and alerting together with risk classification, assessment, and mitigation in a scalable enterprise security system.

Once an organization begins to use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Core as a baseline for its cybersecurity and risk activities, PREtect PREMIUM makes it easier to take the step towards developing a detailed Target Profile that is both achievable and manageable.

Definitions of each function are quoted from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and several examples are explained below.


The activities in the Identify Function are foundational for effective use of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Understanding the business context, the resources that support critical functions, and the related cybersecurity risks enable an organization to focus and prioritize its efforts, consistent with its risk management strategy and business needs. Examples of outcome Categories within this Function include Asset Management; Business Environment; Governance; Risk Assessment; and Risk Management Strategy.

Using the Risk Assessment category as an example, there are three technical controls, all of which can be automated or supported with the use of PREtect PREMIUM. Subcategory ID.RA-2 requires that “Threat and vulnerability information is received on a daily basis from information sharing forums and sources.”

Through our technology partners, PREtect PREMIUM updates its vulnerability information and threat intelligence, provided by multiple third parties, on a daily basis. The Risk Assessment category has two other subcategories that state “Asset vulnerabilities are identified and documented” and “Threats, both internal and external, are identified and documented.” Both of these subcategories are also automated through active scanning, passive monitoring and event analysis.


The Protect Function supports the ability to limit or contain the impact of a potential cybersecurity event. Examples of outcome Categories within this Function include Access Control; Awareness and Training; Data Security; Information Protection Processes and Procedures; Maintenance; and Protective Technology.

Using the Information Protection Processes and Procedures category as an example, PREtect has numerous capabilities to automate the technical controls. Examples include:

  • PR.IP-1: Baselines are created and maintained
  • PR.IP-2: System development lifecycle to manage systems is implemented
  • PR.IP-3: Configuration change control processes are in place

The CSF contains 22 technical subcategories for Protect, 19 of which are automated or supported by

PREtect PREMIUM. For example, PREtect PREMIUM performs baseline audits, which allows Cybriant to scan systems based on a “standard image” by which to compare other systems, and can also alert when there are configuration changes made on endpoint devices and systems.


The Detect Function enables the timely discovery of cybersecurity events. Examples of outcome Categories within this Function include Anomalies and Events; Security Continuous Monitoring; and Detection Processes.

Using the Security Continuous Monitoring category as an example, PREtect PREMIUM has numerous automated capabilities to fulfill these controls. Examples include:

  • DE.CM-1: Network is monitored to detect potential cybersecurity events
  • DE.CM-3: Personnel activity is monitored to detect potential cybersecurity events
  • DE.CM-4: Malicious code is detected
  • DE.CM-5: Unauthorized mobile code is detected

The CSF contains 14 technical subcategories for Detect, 13 of which are automated or supported by PREtect PREMIUM. For example, through active and agent scanning, continuous listening and host data analysis, PREtect PREMIUM can observe network and user activity, detect vulnerabilities and events, and alert and report on these as part of an overall cybersecurity plan.


The Respond Function supports the ability to contain the impact of a potential cybersecurity event. Examples of outcome Categories within this Function include Response Planning; Communications; Analysis; Mitigation; and Improvements.


The Recover Function supports timely recovery to normal operations to reduce the impact from a cybersecurity event. Examples of outcome Categories within this Function include Recovery Planning; Improvements; and Communications.

The Respond and Recover Functions are comprised of categories and subcategories that are mostly administrative in nature, such as “Response plan is executed during or after an event,” “Recovery plans incorporate lessons learned,” and “Public relations are managed.” PREtect PREMIUM’s capabilities are focused primarily on the CSF’s technical controls, and although some exceptions exist, PREtect PREMIUM does not provide full support for the administrative Respond and Recover Functions.

Concurrent and Continuous Monitoring

Strong security, as prescribed in the CSF, requires broad visibility of extended networks, including IT systems, industrial control systems (ICS), virtual infrastructure, cloud, and BYOD. This visibility cannot rely solely on point-in-time data acquisition; it requires continuous, real-time data. The technology behind PREtect PREMIUM acquires security data from across organizations, using sources such as network traffic, virtual systems, mobile device management, patch management, host activity, and monitoring, as well as external sources of threat intelligence to feed an intelligent monitoring system. It analyzes this data to identify and prioritize anomalies and suspicious behavior so our team can effectively investigate and resolve them.

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4 Necessary Elements of a Compliance Management Framework

4 Necessary Elements of a Compliance Management Framework

Your compliance management framework is a vital piece of your overall compliance program. Read more about the 4 necessary elements your organizations must have. 

Your compliance management framework is a vital piece of your overall compliance program. Read more about the 4 necessary elements your organizations must have. A compliance management framework is a critical part of the structure of every company. It can be defined as a set of procedures for organizations to follow to conduct their businesses within the laws, regulations, and specifications. It consists of tools, processes, functions, controls that are written down by the top management and directors of each organization. The benefit of these compliance procedures include:

  • Prevents breaking the law which may affect the company’s reputation and avoid heavy penalties.
  • Providing guidelines for operations and implementation of the organization
  • Assigning responsibilities to different people in a company and holding them accountable
  • Help in gathering information for reports.

Therefore, it is essential for every organization to have a compliance management framework for the overall growth of the business. There is various compliance management software that you can select from the market.

Cybriants offers a unique service that will help you create a baseline for all regulatory compliance audits you face. Our compliance management system is called ComplyCORE – read more about it here. 

When choosing your compliance management framework, you should consider the features and select the one that best fits your company. You should also consider the costs and the reviews made by other organizations.

Compliance Management Framework – 4 Necessary Elements

For a compliance management framework to be effective, there are certain elements which are necessary as explained below. The four elements are designed for most of the administrative tasks and make all the work in the organization easier.

1. Compliance program

For a business to comply with all the rules and regulations set, there must be a compliance program to follow. The compliance program should have:

  • Policies- The policies should be set by the management to be followed by employees in the company. The management should ensure that all entry levels in the organizations follow these policies.
  • Processes- Depending on the kind of products or services that the company offers to consumers, there should be a list of the process to be followed to ensure that everything is by the regulations.
  • Training- It is essential for organizations to offer training for their employees. Training is done during the hiring process and also when new procedures and rules are being implemented. Training will remind staff members and help them learn new ways of conducting their business.
  • Monitoring- There should be a monitoring policy to check if the rules are adhered to. Government or private bodies can do monitoring. The organizations should come up with a monitoring system for all the departments to monitor where the guidelines are not followed.
  • Corrective actions- when mistakes are made in the company, there should be corrective actions to ensure that the errors are not repeated. You should note that the lack of compliance in the organization can affect the organization’s reputation and cost a lot of money.

 2. Commitment from the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors in an organization acts as the management oversight of every organization. The management should be committed to integrity that the organization will abide by the laws. Being at the top, they should lead by examples for other junior employees to learn from them.

The board of directors should come up with a code of conduct, communicate the expectations, adopt policies and explain to the staff about the proper compliance function. They should use proper enforcement programs to ensure that everyone in the company observes the compliance guidelines.

The board of directors and management oversight should provide the necessary resources that will allow laws and regulations to be applied in their organization.

3. Consumer Complaint Program

For compliance management framework to be successful, it is essential to know the feedback from consumers. There are several ways in which consumer complaint programs are important.

  • Helps the organization to know the products which offer satisfaction and those that don’t. With this, the company will focus more on satisfying the consumers.
  • The organization can identify the kind of complaints that customers have towards the company and look for ways to improve on that area.
  • Helps the organization to come up with alternatives products or services for consumers if they are not satisfied with the current products.
  • The company increases their credibility to their customers once they know that they are concerned about their feedback. Customers are happy when they get instant feedback from the company.
  • The organization can reply to the customer’s questions until they are satisfied through the consumer complaint programs. This enhances the reputation of the organization to the customers and the entire market.

Consumer complaint programs use different ways to get feedback from customers. They include social media, reviews, and questionnaires.

4. An audit from an independent body

A compliance audit is a review of an organization’s compliance with the laws and regulations. It also reviews whether there is adherence to the internal policies and implementations. The compliance review should be carried out by an independent body to avoid biased reviews.

Compliance audits should be conducted regularly, and the board of directors should determine how often the audit should be done. The senior management should come up with the scope of the audit and provide the independent body with all the materials and resources required for the audit.

Auditing is essential in every organization as it will help the management to identify compliance risks and ensure that the employees are adhering to the ongoing compliance. In the audit team, it is crucial to have some members of the organization’s monitoring system to ensure that the audit is done correctly.

Once the audit is completed, the reports are documented; gaps identified and come up with corrective actions. The audit reported should be handed over to the top management or the board of directors for further action.

Though it may seem like a lot of work, implementing a compliance management framework comes with a lot of benefits for your business. You will not have to worry about being on the wrong side of the law, have a stable financial department, build a good reputation and identify the right suppliers. Therefore, as a business owner, if you have not yet implemented a compliance management framework or system, make sure that you do so immediately and start enjoying the results.

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2019 Guide to Managed EDR Security

2019 Guide to Managed EDR Security

Managed EDR Security is more important in 2019 than it ever has been. Here are our top guides and recommendations for managed endpoint detection and response.

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2019 Guide to Managed EDR Security

Endpoints are attackers’ favorite targets. They are the weakest link in your company’s network. In 2017, it was reported that the WannaCry attack exposed the vulnerabilities of 230,000 endpoints around the world. To this end, installing an endpoint detection and response or EDR is a VITAL aspect of cybersecurity for every company that needs to be proactive to modern-day threats.

What is EDR?

EDR is primarily a technology which brings a proactive approach to the issues of cybersecurity. Most traditional products are reactive to security threats—that is not the case with EDR. EDR security does a great job at monitoring endpoints in real time, hunting for threats which have found their way into the company’s defenses. You’ll also get greater flexibility as regards the happenings on endpoints and even the mechanism to help mitigate the attacks.

One of the common tactics synonymous with cybercriminals is the compromise of endpoints, which enables them to create a foothold on the network. With rapid detection and subsequent response to such attacks targeting hosts— laptops, desktops, and servers– you can be a step ahead in securing your IT infrastructure.

What is Managed Detection and Response?

Managed detection and response security is a service that exists because organizations need resources to take into cognizance risks and also improve on their ability to detect and respond to threats.

Companies have a set of tools and procedures that they employ in the detection and response to threats. But all MDR come with similar characteristics:

  • MDR is more concerned with threat detection, instead of compliance.
  • Services are delivered by using the tools and technologies of the provider—but deployed on the premises of users.
  • MDR is highly dependent on security event management and also advanced analytics
  • MDR is associated with incident validation and remote response.

Why Choose Managed Endpoint Security?

With the level of cybersecurity breaches, your company’s ability to detect and respond to threat is critical. Lacking the complete picture of what is going on across your environment, might put you in a vulnerable position when threat surfaces.

Managed Endpoint Security Benefits

  • Improving detection capabilities—not just network-based monitoring
  • Identify threats beyond traditional preventative security
  • Finding the root cause of attacks quickly and effectively
  • Looking out for threats with suspicious behavioral patterns
  • Separating infected hosts from a network

How Secure is EDR?


Technology is increasingly becoming sophisticated, and cybercriminals are also getting better at their game to keep up. Cyber threats are evolving, and antivirus no longer has the same level of protection it once did—detecting suspicious activity and also protecting your device against malware. Cybercriminals are deploying advanced threats to get ahead in this game. Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report puts it that over half of the breaches are malware related, and after one year, their 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report  records only 31% as the included malware.

It then becomes expedient to actively monitor behavioral events at the endpoint level, which is now the new standard. Using EDR security in conjunction with AV allows you to detect abnormal behavior, including an excellent indicator of compromise which AV solution is not capable of detecting.

3 Types of Attacks That AV Will not detect

  1. Zero-day attacks

It is as good as it sounds; it opens up as soon as the weakness is established in AV protection. Hence, before a fix is done, it is exploited. AV may detect a malware signature (continuous sequence bytes that is within the malware), but with a zero-day attack manipulation, sneaking past traditional AV is an easy feat.

  1. Ransomware attacks

Ransomware attacks deal with software downloaded with the help of an unsuspecting victim through an email attachment which has been infected—like a Microsoft word document. AV cannot protect against ransomware; sometimes it is difficult for the signature of malware to be recognized.

  1. Fileless malware attacks

Fileless malware attacks happen on existing Window tools instead of malicious software that is installed on the victim’s computer. As a result, the AV has no signature to pick on.

Why Managed EDR Security Will Detect These Attacks 

Regardless of the kind of malware or virus introduced, EDR security cares less—only cares about the existing behavior. If behavior indicates a suspicious activity, EDR will immediately send alert having identified it. The monitoring of indicators that give a sense of malicious activity will continue to protect against the further threat.

AV protection cannot be relegated to the background, but combining with EDR gives a depth approach as regards your overall security apparatus.

Managed EDR Security to boost Existing Security

MDR is offered to augment the existing security infrastructure and also contain threats that could bypass traditional control. Threats such as network attacks, fileless malware, targeted attacks, etc., are fashioned in such a way that it is difficult to detect.

Most organizations are more concerned with where threat enters and exit the network. But most often than not the lateral movements of threat is less attended to when they enter the system.

Managed EDR security does not in any way replaces the traditional ant-virus software; it supplements it—works together with anti-virus, blocking obvious threat indicators. These types of security threats cannot be tamed by conventional security controls, especially those associated with continuous detection and also response. EDR cannot block threats but can carry out root cause analysis and possibly identify the devices that have been infected.

Typical use cases for Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

  • Identifying and subsequent blockage of Malicious Executables
  • Control of executing scripts– where, how, and who
  • Managing the use of USB devices and preventing use of uthe nauthorized devices
  • Disabled attackers’ ability to use various techniques of fileless malware attack
  • Prevention of malicious email attachment
  • Identify and prevent zero-day attacks successfully.

Merging SIEM with EDR

Organizations are gradually moving from SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)–even the security providers—to EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response). However, it may not be the best decision to take regarding security of your IT infrastructure. These technologies are quite similar but different fundamentally. The EDR may be a fantastic technology, but it does not suffice for replacing SIEM.

To speedily understand the full scope of an attack, one could merge SIEM and EDR and monitored from a single console.

Why should we deploy multiple tools—whose integration barely happens—if we don’t have to?

In today world, traditional SIEMs which depends on logs and related correlation rules find it challenging to detect sophisticated attacks. The combination of logs, endpoint data, and network packet, etc., can go a long way to automate threat detection and avail the security team the opportunity to investigate advance attacks. Several SIEM is without this combination or better still, they come up with a weak add-on and assume they have a complete solution. This barely sufficient for your infrastructure and you may soon find yourself in an uncompromising state.

As cyber threats continue to manifest in different ways, your security strategy should be fine-tuned to conform to current challenges. While endpoint security may be vital to your IT architecture, there is a need to ensure that emerging threats and unwanted applications are not jeopardizing your company’s reputation or profits. Having a system that detects and responds rapidly to modern-day threats is indeed undebatable!

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