SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR
Security operations demand massive scale to collect, process, analyze, and act upon massive amounts of data. Early XDR was anchored to two primary data sources: endpoints and networks. While this was an improvement on disconnected EDR and NDR tools, threat detection and response across enterprise organizations demands a wider aperture, including cloud workloads, threat intelligence feeds, SaaS applications, and identity and access management visibility. At the same time, in order to modernize security operations centers and keep up with the volume of security alerts, large organizations need advanced analytics to help automate tier-1 analyst tasks like triaging alerts, correlating alerts with IoCs, and preparing incidents for investigations.
In order to gain insights into these trends, ESG surveyed 376 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and utilizing threat detection and response security products and services.
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- Examine the people, processes, and technology supporting the modernization of security operations.
- Identify key value points, metrics required to back up those value points, and what’s expected from both products and managed services for XDR and SOC modernization.
- Determine the current perception and role of XDR as a component of security operations modernization efforts.
- Explore strategies used to automate triage, speed investigations, and help organizations find unknown threats.