The threat landscape is increasingly complex and dynamic. Threat actors are well-funded, resolute and innovatively creating new tools and techniques to advance their mission. Organizations like CNA Financial quickly learn that technology alone will not stop determined adversaries no matter how many silver bullet vendors you have screaming “We Stop Breaches” and then have the nerve to sell you insurance for when you do get breached and pay a $40m ransom. This is almost as bad as buying one of the most insecure and vulnerable operating systems in the world and then convincing your business to spend more of your IT budget for the same vendor to protect it. If you are naive enough to trust such vendors then arguably you deserve to be breached.
High-profile data breaches such as CNA Financial in the news represent only a fraction of the intrusion activity carried out globally. Knowing whether your organisation has been breached and identifying ways to reduce risk is crucial to preventing your organisation from becoming the next major data breach headline.
Establishing a partnership with a specialist services provider that behaves as an extension of your in-house capability, will reduce risk and costs associated with disruption by enhancing protection, and more importantly detecting and responding to threats before your assets are compromised.
Often times, the difference between preventing a cyber attack or suffering a crippling loss is simply knowing where to look for the signs of a compromise in a timely manner. The most advanced attackers leave traces of their activity on your systems, allowing vigilant expert systems and people abreast of ever changing attacker tactics provides organisations in a significantly more resilient posture. A critical element in this age of constantly evolving threats is a detailed understanding of an organization’s often vast attack surface. Single vector log harvesting, EDR or NDR solutions are simply inadequate against today’s advanced threat actors lacking the data, and the ability to analyze it in a manner that allows detection timely enough to avoid actual theft, loss or damage.
Your specialist provider should have the ability to leverage a combination of cutting-edge technology, leading intelligence, and advanced analytics wielded by professionals with unparalleled expertise, to detect, validate, investigate, contain and remediate threats that others fail to identify with greater simplification, speed and accuracy.
Similar to our reliance on our immune system to detect and respond to bacteria that bypasses our skin and clothing, we should also rely on specialist security service providers to improve our security posture, detecting and responding to advanced and unknown threats that bypass existing controls. With this in mind, the minimum effective solution should rely on a complementary portfolio of detective, responsive and predictive capabilities that integrate and share information to build a service that is more adaptive and intelligent than any one component. It is this constant exchange of intelligence between the elements of the solution and the wider cyber security community, that enables you to stay ahead of even the most persistent, well-resourced and skilled threat actors or groups.
LMNTRIX Active Defense stands in defiance of unwanted human presence within corporate networks by attacking the root of the problem—the adversary’s ability to gain entry and remain undetected over time. Our real-time hunt operations identify the signs of planned and active attacks allowing our people processes and technologies to neutralize them before theft, loss or damage occur.
To learn more about how we are changing the status quo of cyber defense by flipping the switch to give our clients the upper hand, please contact us or continue reading this article about a client that experienced a ransomware and how we neutralised it and had them back in operation within a few hours without having to resort to any unethical practices.