Are you prepared to defend your entire organization against the bad guys? Check out our list of cyber security monitoring tools to be sure.
Cyber Security Monitoring is a huge responsibility for every business no matter the size. You must be prepared to defend against malware, hackers, internal sources, and so much more.
Be sure you have these cyber security monitoring tools in place:
Managed Detection and Response
MDR is an outsourced managed security service that provides advanced protection on endpoints. MDR provides more advanced and deeper detection plus the ability to stop malware in its tracks. Typically, MDR uses AI and machine learning for deeper security analysis.
Cybriant uses AI-based threat prevention, running locally on your endpoint, that has a field-proven record of preventing well over 99% of threats, both known and unknown, from executing on your endpoint, without signatures, cloud lookups, or significant impact on your endpoint.
Using AI, we can stop bad executables before they can hurt your business. Time is of the essence when it comes to a security incident. Our analysts can decisive action when a security incident is identified or a threat needs to be mitigated.
Our analysts can immediately investigate any endpoint in your environment to determine if the activity is malicious. Real attack data is an invaluable source of intelligence for your security team. Without deploying sandbox technology, our analysts can get a glimpse into the mind of the attacker and how they try to compromise your endpoint.
Read more about MDR in the Ultimate Guide to Managed Detection and Response article.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) – A SIEM platform centrally collects data from multiple devices on your network, including your existing security appliances. A SIEM is the brain of your network, observing what goes in and what goes out. Through an advanced correlation engine, it can proactively identify security events not otherwise detected by standalone security technology.
A SIEM system centralizes logging capabilities on security events for enterprises and is principally used to analyze and/or report on the log entries received. The analysis capabilities of SIEM systems can detect attacks not discovered through other means and can direct the reconfiguration of other enterprise security controls to plug holes in enterprise security. Some of the top SIEM products — assuming an attack is still in progress — can even stop detected security breaches.
SIEM is one of the ultimate cyber security monitoring tools and collects data in multiple ways from your system or network, including your existing security appliances. Your SIEM gives us a “Big Picture” of your all security events. With the right security experts monitoring your SIEM, you’ll know when and where an event occurs.
A SIEM is critical when it comes to compliance, but monitoring the output of a SIEM is not always easy. Plus, you must select the right SIEM for your organization. Consider our Managed SIEM service, you’ll have an extended team of security analysts watching your network on a 24/7 basis.
Free Research Tools
There are many free research tools available to research cybersecurity threats that are effective cyber security monitoring tools. The key factor is that the person doing the research needs to have a comprehensive knowledge of all the pieces involved. AlienVault Open Threat Exchange is the neighborhood watch of the global intelligence community. It enables private companies, independent security researchers, and government agencies to openly collaborate and share the latest information about emerging threats, attack methods, and malicious actors, promoting greater security across the entire community.
Check it out here: https://otx.alienvault.com/
Of all the cyber security monitoring tools available, having a trained expert on your team could be one of the most critical. A common mistake we see is when organizations add cyber security monitoring to their overstaffed IT team’s plate. Untrained employees aren’t able to resolve cyber security issues immediately or even know what to look for.
At Cybriant, we recommend outsourcing to a professional cyber security monitoring company like us. The Cybersecurity experts on our team are professionals who have attained specialized in-depth expertise and proven knowledge in the essential areas of proactive cyber threat detection and mitigation. Our cyber security experts act as an extension of your IT team, understand your infrastructure, and are ready to defend your network.
Find out more here.
Network Traffic Analysis Framework
Due to the increase in internet-based services, the size of network traffic data has become so large and complex that it is very difficult to process with traditional data processing tools. Cyber security monitoring is a major problem for organizations that have a large amount of network traffic. Fast and efficient cybersecurity intrusion detection is a very challenging problem due to the big and complex nature of network traffic data. A realistic cybersecurity intrusion detection system should be able to process large sizes of network traffic data as fast as possible to detect malicious traffic as early as possible.
The Disassembler is a program that converts machine code into a low-level symbolic language that can be read by humans. The disassembler is a reverse engineering cybersecurity monitoring tool. Traditionally it was applicable only to hardware but is now also used for software as well. Disassembler, reverse engineering can be used to identify the details of a breach how the attacker entered the system, and what steps were taken to breach the system. There are different tools to work on the path of a disassembler, which are Apktool, IDA, Dex2jar, etc. are major ones.
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No matter the size of your organization, we can probably guess that your employees aren’t trained well enough in cybersecurity and IT security. Hackers are getting increasingly good at recreating emails and personalizing them for your employees. How can you effectively train your employees? It should come from the top down. Make security a priority in your organization.
There are different online platforms which are offering basic courses for employee training. KnowBe4 allows your organization to “phish your users” so you will know who the most phish-prone employees are and which ones should receive the most training.
Check it out here: Cyber Security Training
AI to Prevent Malware from Executing
Many organizations think that their antivirus software is enough to keep them safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Antivirus isn’t enough to protect endpoints.
The underlying technology for Cybriant’s Managed EDR service is the only technology that stops over 99% of advanced threats and malware before they can execute to cause harm. It eliminates the need for legacy antivirus software, anti-exploit products, whitelisting solutions, and host-based intrusion detection and prevention systems.
Cybriant uses a “prevention-first” technology – we stop attacks before they cause harm, vs allowing attacks to happen, then clean up the mess. By reducing the number of endpoint security products deployed on the endpoint, customers gain operational efficiencies by not having to manage signatures, policies, or deployments of additional protection.
Privileged identity management (PIM)
Privileged identity management is also a key cyber security monitoring tool. PIM is highly recommended by cybersecurity experts that these specific passwords are saved in specific software. When any hacker is trying to hack a company’s website or data then PIM deceives attackers by changing passwords immediately. Due to this confidential data is protected from stealing by attackers. PIM is also cost-effective and you can save money.
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Patch area codes are used to update the software of your company to get the latest versions that are more effective. Responsive Patch Management solution will scan your systems, check for missing and available patches against our comprehensive vulnerability database, download and deploy missing patches and service packs, and generate reports to effectively manage the patch management process of the enterprise. Patch management is simply the practice of updating software with new pieces of code which is more effective for cyber security monitoring.
Insider Threat Detection
Insider threat detection is also the main problem to face today. In this matter, you should take care of your employees. You should detect threats from inside because some malicious users access private information and want to steal this. Some negligent users do not voluntarily expose data but due to their negligence data can be exposed to outers which companies lose protection and some private/confidential files.
Performing only a single vulnerability scan each year or quarter puts organizations at risk of not uncovering new vulnerabilities. The time between each scan is all an attacker needs to compromise a network. With continuous scanning, our security experts automatically have visibility to assess where each asset is secure or exposed.
Vulnerabilities are related to dangers or risks that our networks face or in emergency conditions affected by some malware. So, for this purpose, you should examine your network to find risks and their solutions. Confidently visualizing, analyzing, and measuring your cyber risk vulnerabilities is a tool for reducing cyber risk. Identifying vulnerabilities and having a system in place to patch them will be incredibly effective cyber security monitoring tools.
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There are so many benefits of managed security services. Here are a few ways that outsourcing the management of your security monitoring could potentially improve your business:
Compliance Made Easy – Do you have stringent compliance requirements? Most companies do. A SIEM will help you meet the security logging requirements, but don’t stop there. When you outsource the management of a SIEM, you have the expertise on hand of a team of security analysts that are watching your network around the clock.
Learn Where Attacks Come From – Insider threats are becoming more and more common. It’s vital to understand where cyber threats come from so you can understand how to alleviate them. Our MDR solution will help stop malware in its tracks when a user mistakenly clicks on a phishing link.
Read more benefits of Managed Services: https://cybriant.com/how-can-managed-security-services-improve-your-business/
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