Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is a security tool that gives you complete insight into all of your cloud, hybrid, and on-premises data centre resources and offers threat detection, analysis, and highly automated reaction. With regard to all the many security tools a company has installed, XDR tools establish a single environment for security analysis. By being able to accept and utilise security telemetry from several suppliers, combining the signals, and speeding response processes, open XDR solutions also promote an open standard. Modern XDR solutions offer three main advantages: AI-driven correlation at scale, increased operational effectiveness, and filling skills gaps.


Crucial Components of a Successful XDR Platform


  • Vulnerability Management

To continuously monitor the attack surface and make sure that the infrastructure, systems, and software applications powering corporate activities are not exposed to cyber criminals, vulnerability management and assessment scans are required. Because vulnerability scans frequently generate a huge number of warnings, the majority of which are irrelevant, this feature typically requires a lot of resources and takes a lot of work from security analysts. Good vulnerability management solutions can use many context layers to filter out irrelevant alarms and give priority to the organization’s IT environment’s few genuine, high-impact areas of risk.


  • Endpoint (Threat) Detection and Response

For XDR, EDR and EPP are essential information sources because compromised endpoints account for more than 70% of data breaches. Desktops, servers, laptops, and more lately, mobile devices, are some examples. On the endpoint are zero-day threats, APTs, ransomware, and other malicious vectors. The endpoint protection component must be proactive and foresee the occurrence of dangerous software that uses files, files not, and polymorphs. Deep machine learning and AI-based detection have become more common in recent years as a means of defending against complex endpoint threats.


  • Host-based Intrusion Detection

An early alert about intruders attempting to access your systems and sensitive data is given by CYB3R-X’s Managed IDS capability. The Host-based IDS (HIDS) functionality is regularly tuned and configured by our SOC, which then prioritises alarms for your additional investigation. There isn’t any pricey hardware or software to manage or install. With a managed IDS capability that offers single-pane-of-glass protection, you can improve your cybersecurity and threat visibility.


  • Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence is contextual data that aids the security analyst in comprehending the goals, objectives, tactics, and attack patterns of a threat actor. In order to combat hostile threat actors, the security team’s behaviour must shift from reactive to proactive, and this is made possible by the AI-driven analysis of security events combined with this contextual threat intelligence.


  • Threat Hunting

  • In order to complement threat detection and find threats like APTs and multi-stage attacks, threat hunting is a proactive security search across organisational resources, including cloud assets, endpoints, networks, and user accounts. Although this method is becoming more popular as a security measure, it is still mostly manual work that calls for specialised expertise and abilities. Security teams conduct threat hunting systematically by organising their work according to the MITRE ATT&CK® Adversarial Tactics and Techniques framework. Many organisations, especially smaller businesses with limited resources, are unable to conduct proactive threat hunting on their own since it necessitates a specialised skill set and may take time.


  • Automated Response and Guided Remediation

Effective automatic response is a fundamental ability of any XDR technology, as one could expect. The highly automated response capacity, which eliminates inefficiencies in the security process and gets over staffing and funding constraints, is actually primarily to blame for delivering the benefits mentioned earlier. The Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR) is decreased and human error is eliminated by conducting a routine set of operations (such as data collecting, isolation, and alerting) in accordance with a predetermined script. Skilled security personnel can then intervene and carry out higher level security analysis and remediation actions to reduce any negative consequences of the cyber incident after the routine chores are finished.


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