Cybersecurity, Simplified: Managed Detection & Response

Security systems for many small and mid-sized businesses often include cameras, motion detection, and sensors on windows and doors that are typically monitored 24/7 by a security service. This service not only will detect an intruder, but immediately will alert the authorities to stop them. But even if their physical property is secure, many small and mid-sized businesses do not have the means to properly detect sophisticated cyberattacks on their systems, networks, and devices, then immediately contain the threat before damage is done.

Though many of the same cyber threats that attack larger organizations are also targeting small and mid-sized businesses, non-enterprise companies do not necessarily need a stack of enterprise-grade tools and a team of cybersecurity experts on staff working around the clock to detect and respond to cyber attacks.

Luckily, breach detection technology and the means to immediately respond have evolved so that non-enterprise companies with limited resources can have the ability to immediately discover cyber threats and take action to reduce the risk of further damage.

Who is Managed Detection & Response for?

No business is off-limits to cybercriminals or state actors. Breach detection & response is a crucial part of every business cybersecurity posture. With a strong breach detection and response solution, businesses of any type can immediately identify potential threats to their network, systems, and devices, and quickly stop the attack.

What is Managed Detection & Response?

Managed detection & response is a 24/7 monitoring and alarm system that utilizes artificial intelligence technology and cybersecurity professionals to actively search and identify data security anomalies and respond in real-time to contain attacks. These cybersecurity experts provide key stakeholders with regular reports detailing the state of their cyber hygiene, any suspicious behavior or vulnerabilities found, and recommendations for improvement.

Small and midsized businesses deploy Defendify’s Managed Detection & Response to help fill costly security gaps within people, processes, and technology, including:

  • Gaining continuous, 24/7 data security monitoring and threat hunting
  • Having deeper visibility into detected cyber threats (such as ransomware)
  • Proactively stopping human-led cyberattacks and quickly reducing further risk
  • Working continuously to improve cybersecurity posture and best practices
  • Preparing for regulatory and industry compliance and addressing third-party vendor risk assessments
  • Cost-effectively modernizing cybersecurity through technology managed by skilled experts

When does Managed Detection & Response matter?

Managed detection and response significantly reduces the risk of operational downtime, and potential loss of business by rapidly addressing active cyber incidents, consistently monitoring for vulnerabilities, and strengthening overall cybersecurity posture.

Where does Managed Detection & Response occur?

Cyber attacks can occur at any moment, so a 24/7 cyber alarm system to identify, alert, and stop cyber threats is needed.

Managed detection response is automated, utilizing artificial intelligence to consistently scan for malicious activity across all device endpoints, systems, and networks. An external cybersecurity service monitors activity around the clock, and in the case of a detected incident, quickly acts to prevent the spread of an attack.

Why is Managed Detection & Response Important?

The best way to avoid the losses that come from a data security breach is to rapidly detect and prevent these attacks from spreading. Enterprise organizations with larger budgets and resources can implement a stack of security solutions such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP), that require constant maintenance and a staff of cybersecurity professionals who monitor and act on detected threats around the clock.

Most small and mid-sized organizations do not have the same resources, technology, or skillsets to detect and eliminate evolving cyber threats. However, intelligent breach detection & response solutions have evolved to provide these non-enterprise companies with 24/7 monitoring and incident response, without needing a stack of complex software or hiring highly skilled cybersecurity experts. Like physical security systems backed by a security service, the Managed Detection & Response solution from Defendify uses artificial intelligence that actively searches for anomalies on systems, networks and devices, then once detected, alerts a team of Defendify cybersecurity experts who respond in real-time to ensure that attacks are contained. This prevents the spread of an attack while mitigating risks like downtime, loss of intellectual property, theft of data, or being forced to pay ransom.

There is no silver bullet to complete cybersecurity protection. However, with a strong breach detection & response system, you have a strong cyber defense for your business which helps to strengthen your overall cybersecurity posture.

Curious? Learn more about Defendify’s Managed Detection & Response solution.

Resources & insights

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