Security information and event management (SIEM) systems play a pivotal role in cybersecurity: they offer a unified solution for gathering and assessing alerts from a plethora of security tools, network structures, and software applications. Yet, the mere presence of a SIEM isn't a magic bullet. For optimal functionality, SIEM systems must be appropriately set up, governed, and supervised round-the-clock.
America’s cybersecurity experts are bracing for a fresh wave of attack s as the 2024 Presidential election approaches. With nation-states and threat actors launching cyber attacks with increasing regularity and success, and with critical infrastructure and nothing less than the sanctity of our democracy at stake, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) continues to tighten the security4 controls not just within its own agency but with all third-party contractors with whom it does business.
Legacy SOAR offers limited events processing. That’s just the way it was built. SOAR is a standard monolithic architecture in which the entire application is deployed as a single entity, which typically runs on a single server or cluster of services. This dramatically restricts SOAR’s processing capacity, and it’s time-consuming and costly to try and extend SOAR beyond these restrictive configurations – it typically would require an entire rebuild and redeploy to upscale.
Managed detection and response providers (MDRs) are at an inflection point. They previously relied on legacy SOAR to secure their customers. But SOAR solutions struggle to keep up with the evolving and maturing threat landscape, and were not designed to scale into cloud environments. As a way to break free from SOAR’s shortcomings, MDRs are turning to hyperautomation.