Without an intelligent Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) platform, SecOps teams can spend millions of dollars in labor costs weeding through false positives in order to find and prioritize the cyber threats that matter. Naturally, good intelligence drives better decisions, but the realized value of good intelligence is that it enables action in both a timely and efficient manner.
SOAR platforms increase efficiency by automating tasks that are complemented by human intelligence. Together, this reduces the time it takes to uncover relevant threats and related data or patterns, exposing them in real time.
ThreatConnect 6.3 brings new enhancements that SecOps teams need to better understand their environment – introducing new key performance indicators (KPIs). These KPIs provide details that inform and shape the workflow between threat intelligence and security operations teams. Meaningful metrics and the ability to orchestrate and automate enables teams to: prioritize threats, have faster decision making, and drives rapid response times.
Don’t Be Derailed by False Positives
With a growing talent shortage, overworked cybersecurity teams face more alerts, cases, and event data than ever before, and can’t afford to be derailed by sifting through false positives, which are incorrect alerts that indicate malicious activities or vulnerabilities.
With ThreatConnect’s new Workflow Metrics, SecOps teams can measure the False Positive Rate (FPR), offering visibility to the percentage of alerts that (after investigation) are deemed not valid, and gain valuable insights into the dynamic environment of threat intelligence. These metrics create opportunities to identify trends, gain situational awareness to indicators that frequently correlate with false positives, and ultimately create operational efficiencies.
Expedite Incident Response
The ability to detect and address vulnerabilities and incidents quickly has many dependencies – the size of the network, the experience of the team, the industry, and much more. To improve defensibility in an environment with so many variables, you need to understand where your organization lies in its ability to detect and respond to incidents over time.
This is where Workflow metrics like Mean Time to Detect (MTTD) and Mean Time to Respond (MTTR) come in. MTTD serves as a mechanism to measure the effectiveness of your already adopted tools and processes to monitor case management. Meanwhile, MTTR measures team efficiency so that you can optimize your tools and processes, empowering the team with the support to respond expediently. ThreatConnect 6.3 introduces the ability to create dashboard cards for these important KPIs, so teams can have a crucial benchmark for interpreting if their tools and processes serve their needs and if threat remediation processes are well understood – both are key aspects of improving them.
A SecOps team well-versed in its incident response life cycles and equipped with a Smarter SOAR like ThreatConnect’s platform, can significantly drive down MTTD and MTTR, enabling a powerful cohesive response to cyber threats, and becoming a force multiplier in both defensibility and effectiveness to keep their organization cyber resilient.
To learn more about ThreatConnect’s Smarter SOAR or for more details on all of the new features now available with our 6.3 release, please reach out to our Customer Success Team or email us a firstname.lastname@example.org.