When it comes to containing cyberattacks and limiting their ability to cause harm within your environment, time is money. On average, a company able to detect and contain a breach in less than 200 days will spend $1.1 million less than one that needs more time.
Yet organizations still struggle to respond to security events in a timely and effective manner. Though these metrics vary enormously depending upon the maturity of an individual security operations center (SOC), mean-time-to-detection (MTTD) and mean-time-to-response (MTTR) still averages between 100 and 150 days in most industries.
ThreatConnect SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response platform) was developed to speed up these response times and accelerate defense.
What is SOAR?
First described by analyst firm Gartner in 2015, SOAR platforms incorporate automated security operations, analytics, and response capabilities. By integrating with a variety of tools and solutions across the enterprise security stack, SOAR provides for the centralization and normalization of logs and data from other sources and enables security teams to create and run automated incident response workflows.
SOAR provides the analytic engine capable of transforming raw data into intelligence that can guide decision-making in security operations. It can also run playbooks that automatically take action, facilitating rapid, intelligence-driven responses.
This technology brings together data from a variety of security-specific and non-security-specific log sources and enriches it with context. Analysis reveals patterns within the data, rendering it meaningful. This intelligence then drives incident response sequences, performing repetitive, task-oriented work to save human security analysts time and increase operational efficiency.
Being aware of a threat is the first step in stopping an attack before it happens. However, as threats diversify in volume and complexity, your tools and infrastructure must also change to protect your assets. SOAR closes the gap between risk and response by prioritizing a response to that threat, standardizing processes, and leveraging threat intelligence to improve the speed and accuracy of detection and response.
To learn more about how to leverage SOAR to accelerate and improve your security team’s processes, download our free Whitepaper, The Strategic Advtanges of Shifting to a Risk-Led Security Program
ThreatConnect’s intelligence-led SOAR platform provides a foundation for intelligence-based security decisions and collaboration, enabling you to achieve improved response times, and increased employee output.
ThreatConnect’s SOAR platform offers many benefits and capabilities that help to ease the common pain points experienced by security leaders in any type of business. Some notable aspects are:
- Saves security analysts’ time, enabling them to accomplish more with fewer resources. This makes it possible for resource-constrained teams to have a greater impact, even with the increasing sophistication of contemporary cyberattacks and adversaries
- Serves as a central information repository that not only facilitates knowledge sharing but also turns intelligence into action
- Supports regulatory compliance by capturing knowledge to expedite and simplify reporting
Coupling the advanced technology of SOAR and Threat Intelligence (such as a Threat Intelligence Platform) gives you multi-sourced, validated threat intel which helps ensure that you are taking the right actions, at the right time, and on the right events. This improves confidence, speed, and precision. Intelligence allows the process to be adaptive to the changing environment and allows you to strategically plan your security goals.