Security operation centers (SOCs) - even just IT security teams - are notoriously challenging environments in which to work. Given a constant overload of alerts, often understaffed, undertrained or underskilled, and yet held to unrealistic expectations with respect to playing flawless defense - it is no wonder.
Yet organizations have no choice but to continue working towards getting personnel, systems, and tools integrated in a manner that streamlines detection, response, and remediation.
One of the most time-consuming challenges is cobbling together alerts and other signals to determine if a security event is a real threat or not. The work is not just sorting and sifting through piles of alerts, it is also the work of correlating data and coordinating an effective response. To do this in a time-efficient manner requires security tools to be well connected, security processes to be tight, and staff working in concert rather than at cross purposes.
This is where security orchestration and automation can help. The goal of security orchestration is to connect security tools and systems that otherwise would be independent islands of information.
At InQuest, our intelligent orchestration technology is purpose-built to ease the daily grind of SOC and security team personnel. It takes more than what SIEMs, for example, are designed to achieve.
FDR Intelligent Orchestration works hand-in-hand with Threat Intel Acquisition and Curation. First, literally terabytes of internal/proprietary, public, and private third-party threat intelligence data is crawled, aggregated, analyzed, and ranked into pinpoint guidance for FDR users. Next, InQuest exports the output of that effort - curated IOCs - back out to SIEMs (for internal analyst assistance), 3rd party public and private intel exchanges (for industry sharing of more highly-enriched IOCs, and security prevention/policy enforcement solutions (for front-line security defense).
This bi-directional import, analysis, value-add, and export of intelligence back out to other security solutions commonly found in enterprises enriches those solutions in their own security charters - thus improving overall SOC ROI.