Who has got the time and staff? Are we vulnerable? How to prioritise? Can we respond to threats more quickly?
More and more companies get hit by various types of attacks, most of them with the unfortunate impact of high financial losses and a damaged reputation. This requires companies to detect, prioritise and respond more quickly than before.
While companies often have a couple of security solutions implemented to mitigate some areas, risk in other areas is not always mitigated
Vulnerability scanning provides good insight into a system’s vulnerabilities and hence an indication of weaknesses in the system landscape. Mitigating these vulnerabilities often poses challenges, such as few service windows to boot systems, and a long process of patching leads to a very long period of exposure to threats.
Threat intelligence through various trustworthy sources can give information on threat actors, new attacks seen “in the wild”, etc.. This would be combined with threat forensics reports that can give the indicators of compromised details, all of which require attention. Unfortunately, correlation of all such data often takes a manual effort.
Another issue is the cost of these technologies and the cost of the threat feeds themselves. This is a challenge, as the cost is often quite high, but it also requires staffing to implement and operate these technologies. Such resources require specific skillsets and maintenance of those skillsets.
Some companies have the staff required, but simply do not have enough time to perform this task, which reduces their ability to detect current threats identified by relevant threat analyses which can provide mitigation recommendations.
It takes time to go through the threat data, analyse which of the company’s assets that might be vulnerable to a particular threat, and assess whether the asset is a company-critical asset.
We ensure successful implementation with our three-step model for our Early Warning service.
Deloitte’s Early Warning service covers the challenges referred to above. However, to ensure successful service implementation, there are some steps to go through.
If you do not have the budget to buy the tools and have a resource spending all their time protecting your company, let us help you by adding this layer of detection and early warning to your company.