3 key time-to-action components in endpoint detection and response

 In Accelerite Blog

Endpoint Security is a burning issue today. Pick up any endpoint security report and you will notice that despite having the strongest defense systems, not a single company in any industry is immune. Add to that, each breach or attack comes with a ticking time-bomb! Time-to-action then becomes the most critical aspect. In order to minimize time-to-action, IT departments need to focus along three key dimensions. Each of these time dimensions requires a different approach and strategy.

Time-to-detect

A security team requires a lot of effort to manually collect and validate endpoint data. This is incredibly meticulous work and can be time-consuming. The delays caused due to this can have big financial impact. For example, Europe mandates disclosure of a compromise or breach within a span of 24 hours. Failure to do so attracts severe penalties. Early detection of fingerprints in an attack lifecycle can help identify compromised machines quickly. Today’s advanced attacks are often stealthy. Detecting the root cause hiding deep inside IT assets can very significantly lower risks and costs for organizations.

Time-to-analyze

In order to identify a compromised endpoint, one needs to be able to go through vast amounts of what is often very noisy data. It is nearly impossible to analyze and compile data into conventional spreadsheets or other traditional systems of record. As a result, projects remain incomplete and actions are seldom initiated. Endpoint detection and response tools like Accelerite Sentient are a force-multiplier. They enable IT to fire precise queries, retrieve a lot of specific data and examine key attributes such as files, executables and DLLs from endpoints in real-time. This allows endpoint security and management teams to decide on the course of action and act upon affected endpoints decisively and quickly.

Time-to-respond

Adopting intelligent security strategies isn’t just about detection. It is also about how to respond to the growing menace of cyber security threats and having a mechanism to protect endpoints on an ongoing basis. Response is a critical element of a comprehensive solution set that allows users to remediate a wide variety of scenarios. These include deleting a corrupted file, sending a device alert, terminating a malicious process in a short window of time, and many more. Timely response can go a long way in improving security strategies.

Implementing a truly real-time endpoint detection and response will help endpoint security teams detect incidents swiftly and accurately, fast-track their ability to respond to threats and greatly enhance the organization’s overall security posture.

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