For most information security organizations, incident response is a numbers game that rarely favors the defenders. In the real world, the deluge of cyberattacks and sheer volume of alerts—a high number of which are false positive—overwhelms security operations centers (SOCs) so thoroughly that security teams can barely keep up. The problem is that the average organization tends to handle incidents in an ad hoc and highly manual fashion, with a less-than-full complement of responders due to a lack of budget and skilled analysts. Meanwhile, criminals continue to flood systems with thousands of automated attacks on all fronts.
Such factors back up workflow before teams can even begin to act on problems. When it comes to effective incident response solutions, three major stumbling blocks stand in the way:
- Analysts struggle to accurately detect attacks and insider incidents
- Difficulty of prioritizing the riskiest issues
- Inability to quickly investigate incidents to validate what action needs to be taken
It’s a common scenario facing most security analysts today. Take, for instance, one practitioner who explained that his team is flooded with 30,000 alerts a week from various security tools monitoring his company’s environment. Of those alerts, his team can deal with only seven. Not 7,000 or even 700. Just seven. Clearly, something needs to give.
To make over ineffective security analysis and incident response practices, organizations need to rethink their current playbook. Download the guide and learn the ROI and operational benefits of a user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) solution.