Proactively Protect Your IT Immune System With Security Operations and Response

It’s winter in New England and I have big plans to ski. Standing in my way is the threat of a seasonal cold. I take a multivitamin, exercise and eat healthy every day to prepare for the worst. If a virus does hit, my immune system is primed to quickly detect and respond to it.

Although your enterprise might not be hitting the slopes, it too has big plans. You want to transform your business with cloud, mobile and IoT. You plan to bring a frictionless user experience to your customers. This innovation must be enabled with security operations and privacy in mind. Let’s face it — one breach can derail your plans or, worse, ruin your business. That’s one ski lift you don’t want to be stuck on.

Boost Your Immune System Before Hitting the Slopes

To help with these challenges, we’ve evolved security into an immune system approach. The IBM Security Immune System is an intelligent, integrated way to protect your organization. Core security capabilities, such as endpoint, network, data, applications, identity and access, cloud and mobile, provide the first layer of protection. They integrate across the IT environment to communicate data, policies and alerts. This information is ingested by powerful security analytics to help correlate, prioritize and act.

An intelligent and integrated immune system approach to security

Unlock the Power of Security Operations and Response

Like your body fighting the flu, the security immune system is focused on three things: prevention, detection and response. This power is fully unlocked through the security operations and response component of the IBM Security integrated architecture. It’s an end-to-end security operations center (SOC) solution that provides insights and response capabilities across endpoints, networks, the cloud and users.

Prevent, detect and responsd with IBM Security Operations and Response

Even though I proactively take a daily multivitamin, that doesn’t mean your enterprise does. With a complex threat landscape highlighted by cybergangs, sophisticated threats and open headcount in your security staff, you can’t afford to sit back and wait for a breach.

It’s time to move from reactive to proactive, go on the offensive and use powerful analytics and hunting methods to find threats before they find you. This is where IBM Security Operations and Response can help transform your enterprise.

End-to-End Protection Against Next-Generation Threats

Clients are asking for end-to-end protection against advanced threats, despite the skills gap and limited resources. IBM Security Operations and Response enables analysts to prevent, analyze, hunt and respond to threats across the enterprise. The platform also delivers:

  • Powerful security analytics to help aggregate security data, deliver key insights and provide greater visibility;
  • Threat hunting techniques that continuously monitor for attacks and leverage predictive analytics to find the next target;
  • More than 750 terabytes of real-time threat intelligence to help uncover malicious entities, bad actors, Dark Web events and ongoing campaigns; and
  • The industry’s most robust incident response platform, which enables collaborative and orchestrated response.

End-to-end SOC solution

The platform achieves its full power when all the wheels are churning in unison. The result is end-to-end prevention, detection and response to your organization: prevention to stop attacks on your network and remediate vulnerabilities on your endpoints, detection to continuously monitor the landscape for the next cyberattack, and orchestrated response to build guidance and confidence into the incident response process.

A Security Multivitamin

Just as the security immune system delivers new layers of intelligence and integration, so does the security operations and response architecture. Security information is collected locally in SIEM solutions, logs, user behavior data and vulnerability management, and externally in blogs, white papers and articles, to help provide insight into the security landscape. Orchestrated people, processes and technology work in an integrated, unified manner to help drive this insight into action. This enables analysts to search for threats continuously and develop solid response plans in the event of a breach.

It’s time for organizations to start taking that multivitamin. Security is no longer a wait-and-see game, and you can’t afford to be tomorrow’s headline. Put your company on the right track to hit the security slopes with IBM Security Operations and Response.

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Christian Falco

Strategy Associate, IBM

Christian Falco is a strategist with IBM Security, helping to build and articulate the business unit's strategy centered around CISO objectives, key innovation and a leading portfolio of products and services. He has over 5 years experience in strategy roles across IBM.