Did the pandemic have a positive impact on SecOps Partnerships?

Did the pandemic have a positive impact on SecOps Partnerships

Security leaders believe that collaboration is a mark of success for security teams, the pandemic highlighted the importance of successful partnerships

CISOs acknowledge that the pandemic has forever transformed how the enterprises work. Majority of the employees will prefer to continue working via the hybrid remote-office even in the future. Moving back to full-time offices or complete remote working is not appealing to most of the personnel. Despite the glitches and rocky transitions, most enterprises managed to make the switch at a rapid pace and maintain the same level, if not boost the productivity levels.

Security leaders say that as the organizations change their minds and adapt to a distributed workforce, they also have to reanalyze how to partner effectively. Security Operations Center analysts (SOC) and Incident Response team (IR) members can’t turn around to compare data and analyze the issue or check-in with threat intel analysts on the same floor. Managers of security teams can simply inform the analysts about a new task or gather data on an investigation via a tap on the shoulder.

Collaborations are the hallmark of successful security teams. However, coordination and knowledge sharing has always presented obstacles amidst the chaotic environment of security investigations and operations. Every security team needs to find a route that ensures effective remote collaboration. A virtual cybersecurity situation space is a good place to start with, that enables integration of threat data, users and evidence.

In such a shared environment, external threat data is enlarged and enriched with internal data for context and ranked as per prioritization. Security analysts can access the data they require to do the jobs as part of the workflow and can proactively share learnings to improve their understanding of campaigns and threats. As new learnings and data are uploaded on the platform, intelligence is automatically re-evaluated and re-prioritized, allowing employees to continue focusing on high-risk threats.

Rather than performing investigations in parallel and independently, that can lead to hurdles or key insights falling through the cracks, analysts can directly interact with each other. They can automatically view the work of their colleagues, analyze the impact and use the insights on their own work. They can easily divvy up tasks to boost detection and response.

Managers of all security departments can understand the analysis unfolds, which lets them to act when and how they require to. Coordinate processes between teams and monitoring the results and timelines.

CIOs acknowledge that the pandemic has affected various aspects of the business operations. The detrimental changes need to be eliminated. And the beneficial changes need to be documented and made an integral part of the fabric. These boost the security roadmap and enable successful collaborations. Security leaders believe that the pandemic has had a positive impact on the security team members. They work better together and in closer collaboration with other modules across the enterprise and within the industry sharing groups. Such changes must be embraced to strengthen security in the highly distributed world.

And the pandemic seems to have been the driver for numerous such changes.