Is Your Cyber Team Overwhelmed by System Alerts?

Your cybersecurity team walks into the office, and their day is instantly taken off the rails. They get an alert informing them that something on the network is acting suspiciously. It isn’t necessarily a threat, but they don’t have the tools to know for sure. After looking into it, they learn that a SaaS provider for one of their departments delivered an update that caused a service degradation. Thankfully, it isn’t an attack.

Overcoming cyber security alert fatigue

But organisations take a significant risk in relying on technology alone, however advanced. While good security technology can provide part of the answer, the sheer number of alerts generated demands constant attention. Without the right resources to analyse and manage these outputs, critical alerts may end up being ignored.

SANSFire: An Alert Has Fired. Now what?

While the security industry spends a lot of time and energy getting more and/or better alerts, comparatively little investment has gone into helping analysts operationalize and contextualize those alerts. This webcast will discuss how a solid foundation of network telemetry can enable not only high-velocity, high-confidence processing of alerts of all stripes, but also a host of other critical security applications, from fundamentals like asset management to advanced techniques like proactive threat hunting. Real-world examples and code will be used throughout the talk, along with practical considerations for operating in an enterprise environment.

Detecting Security Threats: How to Set up Alerts and Prevent Threats?

Detecting and preventing security threats is a lot easier than fixing already existing ones. With this in mind, you should set up alerts to detect security threats before they occur and do your best to prevent them from happening. There are many ways to set up security alerts. One way to set up alerts is to use a SIEM system such as LogSentinel SIEM, which will send you an alert if something suspicious happens. This way, for example, if you notice a potential security breach, you can turn off your system network in order to prevent the hacker from accessing your network.

Hitting Snooze on Alert Fatigue in Application Security

Medical devices, subway car doors, severe weather warnings, heavy machinery, car alarms, software security alerts. They all notify you to indicate that something is wrong so that you can take action to prevent harm. Hospital monitors can detect a wide range of issues, from an incorrect dose of medication to an irregular heartbeat and beyond. They can quite literally save a life. The same goes for severe weather alerts that warn of impending tornadoes or hurricanes.

3 Alert Sources That Will Keep Your SOC Busy and Welcome Automation in 2021

With the work-from-home shift showing little signs of letting up and new IT spending habits taking shape, organizations should prepare themselves now for an adjustment in security strategy in 2021. The obvious ramifications of remote work from a security operations perspective has meant an increase in threats, as well as a doubling down of the cloud-first mentality which has helped organizations maintain business as usual and nimbly react to new WFH dynamics. What does 2021 hold?

Alert Fatigue And Automation Fatigue

Alert fatigue is a well-known phenomenon with security products – the security team gets a lot of alerts (from the SIEM, for example), it tries to triage and act upon all of them, but at some point, they are so many and so few of them are actual threats, that the security team just ignores them. And that leads to both overworked security teams and an increased risk for missing an actual threat. Why is that happening? It’s hard to tweak a system right, no matter how flexible it is.