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Extended Detection & Response (XDR)

A data breach can happen in a second. The average number of days to contain a single breach is 287 days*. That’s 24,796,800 seconds of opportunity for threat actors to unleash layered attacks.

*Ponemon, IBM 2021

CISO Global’s XDR provides seamless protection in all directions, eliminating threats through faster processes and policy-driven response capabilities to actively safeguard your systems. XDR is a comprehensive and mature detection and response system that leverages active threat hunting, eliminates gaps of concern, and provides rapid alert triage and remediation beyond automated responses.

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XDR bundles powerful SIEM, SOCaaS, DNS monitoring, Dark Web Monitoring, Automation, and Machine Learning with the robust capabilities of MDR.

Prevent Alert Overload & Vendor Silos

XDR gathers intelligence alerts across your entire digital estate using SIEM, endpoint monitoring, and static AI, consolidating disparate datasets to provide a single, rapid, comprehensive detection and response solution. Once information has been correlated, XDR layers in Security Orchestration, Automation and Response technology to facilitate rapid response processes with automated response and our certified security analysts.

XDR Solves Security Blind Spots

XDR gathers intelligence and pulls alerts from sources across your environment for rapid correlation and response. XDR unifies multiple toolsets and alert response systems by leveraging static AI, Security Orchestration, Automation, Response (SOCaaS) technology, and a host of integrations. XDR’s comprehensive tool stack perceives and diagnoses threats and enables human-led response right away

XDR Includes SIEM and Managed Detection and Response Services 24|7|365

XDR bundles powerful SIEM, SOCaaS, DNS monitoring, Dark Web Monitoring, Automation, and Machine Learning with the robust capabilities of MDR. Combining behavior-based detection with expert security analysis and advanced threat feeds results in an optimal response solution. In this way, you can know you are not just tacking technology on top of your existing solutions. You are truly impacting and streamlining people, processes AND technologies.

Alert sources in most environments, such as SIEM/network logs, EDR, MDR, SOCaaS and PaaS Platforms, etc. include high-quality security tools. However, manually processing event log data from many sources takes time, because the information often lives in tool silos. Each tool’s portal and data output is unique, and each tool is likely managed by a different team or stakeholder. For example, one team may manage your SOCaaS platforms, while another manages SIEM logs. So, by the time your security team identifies an anomaly in the SOCaaS logs, they still have to reach out to the platform manager for deeper investigation in order to confirm an event. This creates workflow gaps, as well as time lapses, and every second of a cyber attack directly affects your bottom line, increasing dwell time for threat actors.

XDR is a powerful and comprehensive stack of toolsets, correlation, telemetry and proactive threat hunting that serves to enforce a cultural environment of agnostic cybersecurity.

We pull all of your Microsoft 365 data into our SOC platforms, triage each alert appropriately, and put it in front of an analyst ASAP to determine if further action is needed. We solve and obviate the problem of Microsoft alerts that tend to go unwatched and unnoticed.

Active Directory is one of the most popular, low-hanging fruit attack vectors for bad actors, with 95% of companies using AD for authentication. However, AD does not have any native mechanism for you to monitor changes to configurations, group memberships, and other suspicious activity that could indicate a major security event or incident, aside from logging. Most organizations that have logging enabled for AD are not reviewing logs all day, every day – especially on nights or weekends.

Avoid the potentially devastating damage from an Active Directory attack with 24x7x365 monitoring for suspicious activity across accounts, automated rapid responses, and security analysts at the ready. 

Firewalls often lose their effectiveness over time, due to either turning off certain alert types or creating too many exceptions to established rules. The CISO Global SOC ingests your firewall logs and alerts you to suspicious activity based on defined firewall alert settings. Consistent firewall configurations earn peace of mind as your investment maintains effectiveness.

Most attacks begin at an endpoint, but today’s layered attacks mean bad actors may still be present in your network even after you have remediated an endpoint. Without 24/7/365 monitoring for malicious activity throughout your whole environment, you risk misunderstanding the scope of an attack and may even leave an attacker somewhere in your systems.
We pull ALL alert types into our SOC to speed up diagnostics using specialized tools, triage each alert appropriately and use certified analysts to evaluate whether additional action is needed. The overall effect reduces dwell time, increases response speed and allows security experts to investigate incidents effectively.

Lack of visibility across all alert types often slows Time to Remediate (TTR), with alerts being treated individually. This limits the ability to see the complete attack strategy being leveled against your network. Log retention and rapid analysis allows our teams to correlate events across your network – to see the big picture of layered attacks. Our SOC analysts can gain faster understanding of what’s really happening in an attack, allowing them to respond more strategically.

Threat intel changes quickly and new attack types appear daily. Recent logs must be actively reviewed for new attack types. Ongoing review of recent network activity, processes, scheduled tasks, and file manipulation allows us to hunt for the latest malicious behavior types. In addition to response capabilities, CISO Global proactively hunts for threats in your environment.

Evaluating each event individually slows down Time to Remediate (TTR) response rates. CISO Global custom playbooks allow us to automate common remediation tasks and speed up the entire process. Using automation and machine learning during the triage stage, CISO Global responds to attacks in minutes, blocking attacks faster and keeping your network secure.

Detecting malicious activity right away is one part of protecting endpoints, but immediate triage and remediation is key to protecting operational uptime and restoring order right away. The following actions are taken on endpoints when a potentially malicious file or behavior is detected:

Kill Program: Stop the program running a potentially malicious file.
Quarantine: Encrypt the affected file and move to a location where it cannot be executed.
Sandbox: An analyst downloads the file and runs diagnostic tests in a controlled environment.
Remediate: If malicious, delete an already quarantined file and other touched files.*
Rollback to Known Good State: roll machine back to its pre-infected state through protected shadow copies. Most shadow copies can be deleted by attackers, but in our endpoint processes, they are fully protected and cannot be removed.
*Remediation is an instantaneous Rollback to ensure the attack is neutralized, as if it never happened.

Your organization’s information, including team members’ reused passwords or other non-public data, can be shared from one cyber gang to another. Most people don’t know when their information has been exposed and, thus, when to take immediate steps to remediate and protect certain accounts. We provide ongoing monitoring of the Dark Web to look for the presence of your company’s information, including your employees’ accounts. We will notify you if activity or information is detected and help you remediate the situation.

Prevent spoofing and website phishing activity before it begins. Many phishing attacks begin with a spoof of your website, where clients or employees may be enticed to navigate and log into a malicious site with their legitimate company credentials.  

Monitoring alerts you to the existence of any websites with the potential to spoof your organization. CISO Global performs ongoing searches for any domain purchases or registrations with names or titles that could be used to imitate your organization’s website and alerts you right away in the event of suspicious activity. 

DNS configuration changes can be a precursor to a serious cybersecurity event or incident, and most organizations are unequipped to know when changes have been made. CISO Global monitors your external DNS zone and records any changes, verifying that your organization has initiated and approved all configuration changes. 

Vendor silos increase the workload for your security teams. Disparate vendors do not represent their data in the same way, and there is often no correlation between them. When you have multiple security platforms in play, you need to toggle between them to make sense of disparate data sets. XDR allows you to see all your security events in one place, in a common format. A unifying platform enables simpler management processes to ensure swift security decisions, while avoiding data incongruence and portal overload.

Microsoft Office 365, GSuite, AWS, Azure (and more) alerts tend to go unseen and unaddressed. For an average company not using XDR, a cloud infrastructure alert, such as suspicious login, brute force activity, etc. – generates an alert and sends it to the account administrator. More often than not, no one is looking at those 24×7, if at all. We will pull all alerts into our SOC platforms, triage each alert appropriately, and put it in front of an analyst right away to evaluate whether further action is needed. When you come back to the office on Monday, you know no one has been inside your accounts wreaking havoc over the weekend.

Many cyber attacks leverage known good tools and approved account credentials for an attack, so you won’t detect suspicious activities. It’s essential to know when any user’s typical data usage or behavior changes. Our network monitoring includes notifications of behavioral anomalies, triggering immediate investigation. Stop stealthy and clandestine attacks from slipping through undetected.

New machines connecting to your network introduce risk. Using automated asset discovery, we know right away when a new endpoint is accessing your network. Whether your team is using new devices or attackers are on your network, we’ll discover new assets and keep your network safe from accidental, or malicious attacks.

Attackers work hard to mask malicious activity on your network. Our enterprise toolset allows us to detect policy violations, malicious activity, and even subtler indicators of compromise (IOCs). Best in class technologies and expert analysts mean we’ll stay ahead of attackers to keep your network secure.

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