Power 6 Cyber Threat Response provides an evolved approach to proactive security protection. Some services create more work for customers by simply providing just threat notifications, and then stopping there. But threat notification isn’t a solution, it’s just the starting point. At the same time, not all service providers have the right tools, people and processes to effectively manage their security operations centres around the clock and proactively defend against new, emerging threats.
While conducting their operations, hackers normally follow a set of tactics, techniques and procedures. Cyber security experts are able to identify threat actors by studying these elements. Effective and efficient attribution always involves a highly-skilled team of researchers with experience in forensics and investigation, and is based on many years’ worth of accumulated data. This kind of database becomes a valuable resource that can be shared as a tool.
Tracking, analysing, interpreting and mitigating constantly evolving IT security threats is a massive undertaking. Threat intelligence has true value in the information security industry and threat attribution is probably the most prominent point of interest and contention when it comes to threat intelligence.
Cyber Threat Attribution
Threat attribution quickly links a new attack to known Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) malware, helping to see the high-risk threat among less serious incidents and take timely protective measures. An average time from detection to response of highly sophisticated threats is usually too long due to complex investigation and reverse engineering processes. In many cases it is enough for the attackers to reach their goals. Correct and timely attribution helps not only to shorten incident response times from hours to minutes but also reduce the number of false positives.
Identifying a targeted attack, profiling the attackers and creating attribution factors for the different threat actors is a long and thorough job. The creation of a working attribution database also requires a large amount of accumulated data, as well as highly-skilled team of researchers with investigation experience. In common, researchers follow the activity of different groups and populate the database with the bits of information. Hence, the database become a valuable resource that can be shared as a tool.
Enables effective investigation, containment and response based on knowledge of the tactics, techniques and procedures specific to the threat actor. Makarov Power 6 Cyber Threat Response takes the manual labour and guesswork out of incident response to help you resolve threats faster and more efficiently. Get an actionable view of network threats, enrich alerts, and automate forensic collection and comparison. A self-learning Engine allows security teams to add private actors and objects to its database and ‘educate’ the product to detect samples that are similar to files in their private collections.
In-Depth Cyber Threat Response Strategy
Cyber adversaries will stop at nothing to carry out damaging attacks. With the right tools and resources at their disposal, attackers are becoming stealthier than ever at infiltrating networks, evading detection and moving laterally. And once they gain a foothold, they can utilise ‘living off the land’ techniques to mimic legitimate administrative behaviour, all of which requires human eyes and a trained threat-hunting response team who know how to confirm malicious behaviour and neutralise threats. A comprehensive, defence-in-depth threat response strategy that emphasises multiple layers of protection is absolutely critical for proactively defending against these stealthy attacks. Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is one essential tool for doing this, a set of trained human eyes is another.
Makarov Power 6 Cyber Threat Response
Power 6 cyber threat response is a structured methodology for handling security incidents, breaches, and cyber threats. A well-defined incident response plan allows you to effectively identify, minimise the damage, and reduce the cost of a cyber attack, while finding and fixing the cause to prevent future attacks.
During a cybersecurity incident, security teams face many unknowns and a frenzy of activity. In such a hectic environment, they may fail to follow proper incident response procedures to effectively limit the damage. This is important because a security incident can be a high-pressure situation, and your IR team must immediately focus on the critical tasks at hand. Clear thinking and swiftly taking pre-planned incident response steps during a security incident can prevent many unnecessary business impacts and reputational damage. “Cyber threat response” focuses on identifying, pursuing, and disrupting the bad guys and their activity.
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