How MDR Improves Security Posture

How MDR Improves Security Posture

Managed Detection and Response (MDR) allows detection and response to advanced threats that bypass the existing infrastructure.

As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, businesses need robust security operations solutions. Here are a few key attributes of MDR that helps businesses improve their security posture.

Minimizes Risks

With attackers evolving rapidly, security programs need to be robust to outsmart the attackers. An effective way to minimize the security risk is to utilize MDR, which can monitor and respond to anomalous activity while mitigating the attack before it escalates. It is crucial to restrain the threats before they impact business productivity and sensitive business data. MDR allows businesses to take a proactive approach and build trust with employees and clients.

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Predicts Security Spend

MDR security services reduce the staffing burden of monitoring, including the costs of investing in modern technology and establishing an internal SOC team, making security investments more anticipated. As per a recent report by Acronis, “Acronis Cyber Protection Operation Center Report: Cyber-threats in the second half of 2022 – Data under attack”, in 2023, the average cost of a data breach is anticipated to reach $5 million. Without a secure proactive security model, companies experiencing a security breach will have to pay sky-high rates for an incident response team to perform emergency remediation. This results in additional payouts for downtime and, hardening of the infrastructure.

Fulfills Compliance and Bridges Gaps in Expertise

Organizations need to adhere to specific security regulations. MDR helps entities satisfy basic control requirements for maintaining compliance. It allows organizations to align the security program with compliance obligations and prepares them for future audits. MDR offers dedicated expertise that helps businesses achieve regulatory objectives, reputation, and customers. There are several obstacles that companies need to overcome before hiring a team that can operate effectively. Therefore, an MDR solution obligates orchestration across numerous security platforms, security skills, integration of alert case management, and automation. MDR requires zero investments in an in-house SOC or hiring threat hunters providing the businesses with a robust security team advising them along their security journey.

Outwits the Attackers

A robust MDR solution incorporates security information, event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platforms that outwit the attackers. SIEM solutions detect unnoticed anomalies by aggregating and analyzing data across systems, apps, endpoints, and identities, while SOAR ingests alerts from SIEM to ensure that the alert is a security threat. SOAR automates the necessary response across integrated tools to mitigate malicious attacks.

SIEM and SOAR platforms minimize time by prioritizing threats ensuring that businesses meet the required security KPIs.

Collects Log Data and Offers Scalable Architecture

MDR solution provides comprehensive and user-friendly log management allowing automated collection, aggregation, and retention of log data. This enables the MDR engineers to resolve queries against this data set to extract crucial insights. Additionally, easily accessible recordkeeping allows the IT admins to rapidly procure data for future reference, reporting, and troubleshooting.

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With changing dynamics, MDR offers a scalable architecture for the organization’s growing requirements. A scalable security-optimized data architecture streamlines the ingestion, parsing, and analysis of log data allowing businesses to dynamically scale, compute, and store resources on demand. A solid, scalable cybersecurity architecture offers a strong foundation to build the analytics providing the cybersecurity analysts deep visibility into advanced threats. At the same time, scalable data architecture offers on-demand access to relevant data for threat analysis that is immediately operational with minimal setup time.

MDR offers a robust way to cultivate a security posture in the infrastructure that lacks regular monitoring, threat detection, and response capabilities. This allows businesses to consolidate security vendors, avoid alert fatigue, make security spending predictable, and diminish the risk with one solution.

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