When an organization is thinking about trying to solve a problem with threat detection, they have a couple of options in front of them. TruShield’s process, however, provides the most cost-effective and efficient system. If you are a CEO interested in using an MSSP, Managed Security Service Provider, like TruShield, this is for you.
First off, businesses can try to do it themselves. Do-it-yourself methods are a solution that works. There are very important considerations to think through when you go down that path, but if you’re going to do it yourself, you’ve got to go evaluate a SIEM, a Security Information Event Management tool, to see which is going to work for you. There are a variety of SIEM tools on the market; some better than others. That evaluation process has to take into account what your organization looks like from a maturity level standpoint, what your network architecture looks like, what sort of data you process, and what sort of typical threat actors are going to be coming after you. It’s also very important to understand your budget for operations and maintenance. Just buying a tool alone is not going to do this job. Anybody can go and purchase a shiny box off the shelf and implement it, but in order to really get value out of a security monitoring solution, it has to be cared for, fed, and nurtured. There are a variety of things that go into that as well.
When looking for the proper SIEM for you, you’ve got to have the correct training over the tools that you’ve purchased to configure it correctly, and then tuning to limit the amount of noise that’s coming out of your environment. One thing SIEM’s are notorious for is producing a huge amount of noise. If your SIEM is not configured correctly, or if you don’t have the right eyes on the alerts that are coming in, you’re just going to be inundated. It will be more noise than actual real content, it ends up being unfavorable if you do go down that route without thinking it through. If you don’t have the logistical capability to perform that 24/7 monitoring, you’ve missed the point. The problem is the majority of the world’s advanced persistent threats or APTs are based in very far from places, like China or North Korea. Even if they are working in their own nine to five, that’s going to be the middle of the night for you. They’re going to be coming after you when you’re asleep, and you’re going to rely utterly upon the correct configuration of your tools in order to solve that.
Surveying exclusively during operating hours is not an effective approach. It’s much better to have eyes on the different feeds that are coming out of your environment 24 hours a day. TruShield knows from experience that most organizations do not have the logistical capability to have a functional 24/7 operation. That’s part of the reason that it makes sense to start looking at an outsourced managed security services provider. The second approach to solving this problem is bringing in an MSSP like TruShield, who has that experience in deploying a SIEM infrastructure into a variety of different regulatory environments, like PCI or HIPAA, or FISMA. TruShield thinks through those different problems from the start. TruShield takes into account not only how your architecture fits in with your overall security posture, but also how it integrates with your operations.
Your operational environment is going to have a very big impact on how you’re monitored. Certain data flows from one segment of your network to another may be a risk, whereas in another environment it may not be. That sort of knowledge needs to be brought to the table when you’re thinking about a managed security services solutions.
The second reason to go the MSSP route, versus doing it yourself, is that it’s typically going to be a lot more affordable. While you’re still going to get all the same technology and expertise that you may get if you do it yourself, you’re going to be sharing that set of resources across the MSSP customer’s base. This is going to end up costing you less in the long run. When you purchase a security stack effectively, the basic TruShield customers share in the benefit of having access to all that technology, threat intelligence, and different research experts we’ve got on staff. Businesses using TruShield all have access to a shared pool of resources that are available to any purchaser of an MSSP services. This is a major benefit of TruShield that can’t be undersold when you think about the outsource sort of model compared to doing it yourself. It makes sense to look at MSSP at TruShield.
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