Ensuring threat visibility across a hybrid cloud network
A national homebuilder was concerned that it lacked the technology and resources to identify when it was being targeted by cybercriminals. By partnering with Redscan, the company has elevated its security maturity and is now able to detect and respond to threats more swiftly and competently than ever before.
- Growing use of cloud services
- Dispersed and mobile workforce
- GDPR and PCI DSS requirements
As a leading national housebuilder with a large and very mobile IT estate, this organisation has the potential to be an attractive target to cybercriminals. The dispersed nature of the company’s workforce means that it relies heavily on carefully selected cloud services to enable and facilitate employee and subcontractor access to systems and data, both in the office and whilst in the field.
Security logs were not being consistently captured, analysed and correlated, leaving the organisation at risk of attacks without any visibility of them. There were also concerns about whether the business was doing enough to satisfy the requirements of the GDPR and PCI DSS.
The organisation needed a security capability that would enable it to effectively monitor and protect important data and assets, 24/7/365. But with a small team, the company’s Head of Technology & Cybersecurity knew it lacked the resources to build this capability in-house – it needed a security partner to provide support and expertise.
“As an organisation using digital technologies to support the development, delivery, support and sale of our homes, we recognised that we needed a more cohesive solution and strategically aligned partner to help us deliver the majority of the required cyber security operations effectively.”
After a rigorous tendering process, the homebuilder selected Redscan as its cyber security partner. It did so in recognition of the fact that Redscan demonstrated a clear understanding of its needs and offered a set of well-integrated and expertly supported tools to address them.
ThreatDetect™, Redscan’s award-winning Managed Detection and Response service, supplies the people, technology and intelligence needed to quickly identify and respond to current and emerging cyber threats. For a cost-effective annual subscription, ThreatDetect provides extensive visibility across the company’s infrastructure, and in doing so, reduces their mean time to detect and mean time to respond to threats. ThreatDetect’s Security Operations Centre professionals operate as a virtual extension of the organisation, providing notification of genuine incidents and actionable mitigation guidance to help respond swiftly and effectively to them.
The Head of Technology & Cybersecurity says: “Redscan’s excellent alignment to a cloud-first ethos matches ours perfectly and is ideal for our highly mobile workforce. The scalability and reliability of Redscan’s service gives us the confidence that our cyber security is being maintained very effectively and will support the growth of the business. Our expectations and needs have been met exactly, and this is true from the first stage of engaging with the team at Redscan as a potential partner, through to onboarding and now on an ongoing operational basis.