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Definition

What is cyber security monitoring?

Cyber security threat monitoring describes the process of detecting cyber threats and data breaches. IT infrastructure monitoring is a crucial part of cyber risk management, enabling organisations to detect cyber-attacks in their infancy and respond to them before they cause damage and disruption.

How it works

How does cyber security monitoring work?

Cyber security monitoring can be conducted at network and endpoint levels.

Network security monitoring

Network security monitoring tools aggregate and analyse security logs from a range of sources. Popular network and IT infrastructure monitoring tools include Security Incident and Event Management Systems (SIEM), Intrusion Detection (IDS) and Behavioural Analytics (BA) systems.

Endpoint security monitoring

Endpoint security technologies provide security visibility at host level, empowering cyber security teams to detect threat earlier in the kill chain. Popular endpoint security monitoring tools include Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP).

Importance

Why is security monitoring important?

As the modern workplace becomes increasingly cloud-focused and digitalised, the traditional network perimeter is blurring. Cyber threats are evolving to take advantage of new vulnerabilities that emerge daily.

While preventative security technology is capable of known signature-based threats, cyber security threat monitoring is required to identify more sophisticated threats that evade these controls.

Continuous cyber security monitoring helps organisations to:

  • Detect a broader range of threats
  • Reduce the time it takes to respond to attacks
  • Comply with industry and regulatory requirements
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Challenges

The challenges of in-house
security monitoring

Security monitoring tools generate a large volume of alerts. Sifting through these to identify genuine incidents is resource-intensive and can lead to important security events being ignored.

Setting up a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) to undertake in-house security monitoring is cost-prohibitive for all but the largest organisations. The sheer expense of creating a facility, with all of the tasks this involves, has led many organisations to procure managed security services.

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MDR

Why choose an MDR service for cyber security monitoring?

Redscan is an award-winning provider of managed security services. ThreatDetect™, our flagship Managed Detection and Response service, combines experienced SOC professionals, the latest network and endpoint technologies and up-to-the-minute threat intelligence to swiftly detect and respond to threats.

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Why choose Redscan?

  • A leading UK-based MDR company
  • Red and blue team CREST CSOC expertise
  • High-quality intelligence and actionable outcomes
  • Quick and hassle-free service deployment
  • An agnostic approach to technology selection
  • Avg. >9/10 customer satisfaction, 95% retention rate

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