With cyber threats being a key risk for most businesses, interest in ‘always on’ security monitoring services continues to rise.
But is a Unified Security Management (USM) service right for your business, and what can you expect to get in return for your investment?
According to research conducted by IBM, the mean-time-to-identify (MTTI) a breach is 197 days, and the mean-time-to-contain (MTTC) is 69 days. That’s a long time for your business to be vulnerable.
Being prepared, knowing what to protect in the first place, and knowing how to prevent, respond to, and recover from a cyber-attack is crucial. And that’s where USM can help.
When considering USM, there are three important questions to ask:
If the answer to these questions is no, then USM could be a good solution.
So, what can you expect from USM?
When you implement a USM service, you’re ultimately gaining the following:
1. Preparation: Preparing users and IT to handle potential incidents in case they happen (and let’s face it, we know they will).
2. Eradication: Finding and eliminating the root cause (removing affected systems from production).
3. Identification: Figuring out what we mean by a “security incident” (which events can we ignore vs. which we must act on right now?).
4. Recovery: Permitting affected systems back into the production environment (and watching them closely).
5. Containment: Isolating affected systems to prevent further damage (automated quarantines are our favourite).
6. Lessons Learned: Writing everything down and reviewing and analysing with all team members so you can improve future efforts.
Still not sure? Why not come take a look behind-the-scene at our Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Auckland? Get in touch and we can set up a viewing time.