Security Doesn’t Stop at Detection
Detecting threats doesn’t mark the end of a journey, but the start of a new one. Each incident detected requires investigation and eventually remediation by security analysts and incident responders before it can be laid to rest. Unfortunately, the security talent capable of performing these tasks is scarce, which leaves most security operations teams spread thin, a symptom of sparse coverage compounded by the drain of low fidelity security alerts and false positives.
Response Times Suffer as SOCs Struggle to Staff
According to a recent survey on incident response capabilities by SANS Institute, as many as 65% of companies see the cyber security skills gap as an impediment to their ability to effectively and efficiently respond to incidents. With many incident response teams running shifts on a skeleton crew, high-risk incidents easily slip through the cracks and response times swell from hours to days or weeks. Luckily, modern tools like Exabeam Advanced Analytics can help prioritize work loads, provide higher fidelity signals, and solutions like Exabeam Incident Responder can automate incident investigation and response.
Orchestration and Security Automation to the Rescue
Unlike existing triage and case management tools in use by most SOCs, Exabeam Incident Responder provides automated incident response capabilities via security orchestration and workflow automation. By leveraging API integrations with IT infrastructure and security solutions, Incident Responder is able to investigate, contain, and mitigate security incidents in a semi or fully automated manner. This provides huge advances in productivity for IR teams, yielding lower response times and less manual errors.
Automation also bridges the cyber skills gap by enabling existing analysts to do more with their time, and empowering junior analysts to have a greater impact.
How It Works
Exabeam Incident Responder was built from the ground up to maximize IR/SOC efficiency; provide automated, repeatable investigation and response capabilities, and reduce human errors. The system delivers:
- Semi or full automation of incident investigation and response
- Repeatable pre-built playbooks for common incidents
- Customizable playbooks and workflows
- Fully customizable incident management system
- Context aware layouts alternate information relative to incident type
- Built-in analyst collaboration enables easy knowledge transfer between team members and across shifts
- Ease of setup and use
- API-based integrations with security solutions
- Interoperability with any UEBA / log management system
- Scale-out multi-node architecture
- Ability to deploy as a pre-sized physical appliance or as a cloud-ready VM