Who has the time and staff? Can we detect an attack? Are we vulnerable? How to prioritise? How quick?
Common challenges that many companies are facing often relate to the budget. Why is that?
While the common phrase is “people, process and technology”, the reality at the end of the day is that many times the budget dictates the options. At least until an incident occurs.
We do see a challenge with companies having difficulty hiring staff with the correct skillsets to handle sophisticated cyber threats. There are still a talent shortage, so utilising existing staff would be an option, however, it takes a lot of time and therefore represents additional costs to improve those resources’ skillsets as required and allow them to gain the experience required.
Some companies might not have a department for managing threat detection-related activities, such as alert monitoring, triage, incident response. While other companies might have a department of IT security staff, they do not have the skillsets required and do not want to keep the threat detection related activities in-house.
Taking the time to monitor the existing cyber threats and constantly verifying security products can be rather resource intense and is often an activity that is given a very low priority or not being performed very often.
Keeping up with all the technologies and knowing how to adapt them to the detection capability can be a challenge, as it will require continuous training, which again adds to the cost of having the service.
8x5 or 24x7 monitoring and analytics of security events, including triage, incident escalation, tailored SIEM content development for client- and industry-specific use cases, and log source integration.
Threat Monitoring and Analysis provides a range of services that address the pain many companies have.
If you recognise some of these challenges, or if you would like to know more about how we can help your company strengthen its detection capability, please do not hesitate to contact us.