Cyber security has become one of the biggest threats modern businesses face today. The number of data breaches in the U.S. hit an all-time high last year with 1,093 incidents reported, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. This marked a 40 percent increase over breaches experienced in 2015. The rising quantity of attacks isn’t expected to slow anytime soon, and the growing sophistication of hackers’ techniques creates substantial problems for businesses.
Many organizations are tackling the issue head-on by increasing their security spending and implementing capable tools. Gartner predicted that worldwide security spending will exceed $113 billion by 2020, with threat detection and response (TDR) capabilities assuming the top priority. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most critical aspects you should know about threat detection and response:
1. Essential Assets Must Be Integrated
It’s good practice to ensure that mission-critical programs work well together to provide employees with the tools they need to effectively and efficiently complete tasks. However, this doesn’t always happen. Every solution has vendor-specific dashboards, logs and consoles that might not play well with other systems. This creates critical communication blind spots between essential assets, leaving the opportunity for attackers to strike. Microsoft noted that piecemeal approaches to essential infrastructure hampers security, and some threats can go undetected in these types of environments for 100 days.
If this sounds like your setup, it will be important to rethink your security ecosystem. Ensure that you’re developing your infrastructure around solutions that integrate and operate