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Why threat detection matters – and how you should start

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Threat detection

How quickly you can find and confine a cybersecurity threat, determines the amount of damage done. Today, threat detection is a vital component of cybersecurity defence. As bad actors mix up their assault tactics, the relevance of threat detection grows. An effective threat detection technique can prevent an assault from becoming a breach. Read on to find out which elements are crucial for your organisation to stay secure.

The most essential part of cybersecurity for IT firms that rely on cloud infrastructure is threat detection and response. Without the capacity to identify network intruders or other hostile foes in a timely manner, IT security analysts have little prospect of efficiently responding to security incidents and preventing or reducing harm.

What is a threat?

A threat is defined as anything that has the potential to harm a cloud network or computer system. Thus, threat detection refers to an IT organisation’s capacity to identify threats swiftly and effectively in the network, applications, or other online assets. The reaction is the following step once a threat has been identified. Threat responses should be planned ahead of time so that action can be taken as quickly as possible. Despite the critical necessity of cybersecurity, IT firms are facing tremendous hurdles in detecting threats. The good news is that business IT companies may install a variety of cybersecurity software solutions to assist rapid threat identification and help expedite or even automate response. It is becoming increasingly challenging for cybersecurity teams to identify, analyse, and respond to cyber threats across operational environments properly and efficiently.

Threat hunters

Adversaries have gotten stealthier as the threat landscape has matured, employing innovative evasion strategies to elude detection by security systems. They also make extensive use of native operating system features, as well as free software, which allow them to conduct malicious behaviour without notifying the cybersecurity team. Such attacks are frequently guided by human operators, who can evaluate and attempt numerous choices and move fast in unexpected directions if an impediment is encountered.

Threat hunters and analysts find these hidden enemies by looking for odd occurrences, anomalies, and trends in daily activity and studying them to see if they are malicious. Their human expertise is supplemented by automated security intelligence tools such as AI-guided detection. In a stacked next-generation security system, they constitute a powerful line of defence.

Too late

If you only start looking for intruders from the moment you realise something is wrong, you are almost always too late. Therefore SightLabs uses a ‘presumed breach’ philosophy. With this philosophy, you always assume that an intruder is in your network waiting for the right moment to strike. Using the SightLabs platform you can find these intruders before they can do irreversible damage.

Want to be on time?

Keeping adversaries out of your network can no longer be the only way to defend your organisation. You must have a plan for when malicious intruders have penetrated your network. Cybercriminals use sophisticated assault tactics to evade current security solutions and breach company systems. 

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