SIEM tools can help security operations center (SOC) teams detect threats, but what good is threat data without the context analysts need to quickly respond to incidents? That's where SOAR comes in.
In today's treacherous threat landscape, it seems the odds are overwhelmingly stacked against cyberdefenders. But there is one advantage attackers can't take away: thorough incident response planning.
What qualities do the most elite incident response teams possess? The IBM X-Force IRIS team shares its lessons from the front line.
X-Force Red believes vulnerabilities should be ranked based on the importance of the exposed asset and whether the vulnerability is being weaponized by criminals, not necessarily its CVSS score.
Incident response orchestration and automation can help boost the accuracy and efficiency of IR processes and reduce the burden on the understaffed SOC.
When it comes to security metrics, greater accuracy yeilds greater value, but complete context requires a diversity of insights. What if you can't have both?
Your SOC collects mounds of data every day, but not all of it will contribute to a useful, relevant analysis of its performance. What metrics do you need to measure the success of your SOC?
Ten years ago, John Clarke was driving a van in Ireland for a living. Today, he develops games at IBM to help train security professionals on incident response and cyber situational awareness.
IBMer Mike Barcomb draws upon his experience in the U.S. Army Reserve to lead a team of incident response experts through careful planning, regular rehearsals and quick decision-making.
Even after a successful attack, security teams can still minimize the financial and reputational damage associated with a breach by following the IBM X-Force cyberattack framework.