As the number of threats continues to rapidly increase and the corporate attack surface expands due to the accelerated shift to the cloud, security leaders must be acutely aware of how to effectively manage cyber risk. SecOps teams are finding themselves in a losing battle against rapidly evolving threats without total visibility due to proper security tooling. Discover the impact of poor tooling and why security leaders should adopt a unified cybersecurity platform approach in our global study: Security Operations on the Backfoot.
Trend Micro Research recently conducted a global study polling more than 2,300 IT security decision makers from 21 countries to determine the reality of SecOps and narrow-in on solving current challenges. The study revealed that SecOps lack confidence in their ability to prioritise or respond to alerts, which isn’t surprising considering 54% of respondents said they were “drowning in alerts.”
The unmanageable number of alerts has led to behaviour that ultimately compromises an enterprise’s security such as outright ignoring alerts, walking away from their computer, and even turning alerts off.
The remote workforce has made employee negligence a bigger risk as employees working on several devices from home has caused the corporate attack surface to dramatically expand. It’s imperative that SecOps teams upgrade their toolkit to leverage approaches like Zero Trust, which verifies each user, device, and application before and during connection to your enterprise’s cloud infrastructure. This will help improve productivity and efficiency so they can catch stealthy threats faster.
Mapping a better approach with a unified cybersecurity platform
Alert fatigue is caused by several factors, but at its core is the lack of proper tooling to deal with today’s advanced attacks. With many enterprises using a hybrid cloud environment, operating several siloed point products to catch cyberthreats can be extremely challenging. Since the cloud doesn’t have a perimeter like on-premises environments, you need advanced tooling that can give you visibility into your distributed attack surface of remote working endpoints, email, cloud workloads and applications, devices, and networks.
A unified cybersecurity platform, like Trend Micro One, provides enterprise-wide visibility, detection, and response combined with the security capabilities you need throughout the attack surface risk lifecycle. Our platform enables SecOps teams by providing a single point of truth across your entire infrastructure, gathering telemetry from all environments and correlating threat data to deliver fewer, but highly relevant, alerts to manage.
After the alert fatigue issue is addressed, security analysts are freed to work more productively with lower stress levels. A happier workforce also minimises turnover—a valuable advantage considering the growing skills gap. Another positive is more confidence in detecting and remediating serious breaches allows you to invest in new digital initiatives that drive innovation and business growth.
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