Why CISOs Are Demanding Detection and Response Everywhere

As digital transformation increases the corporate attack surface, IT leaders require enhanced visibility, detection, and response—not just at the endpoint, but across all key IT layers.

April 30, 2020

The State of Visibility, Detection and Response
Studying industry trends over the past three decades, one truth remains; threats evolve as the IT infrastructure landscape advances. As many organizations are undergoing vast changes in the way they run and manage an infrastructure in flux, cross-layer detection and response offers the ability to lower risk and keep advanced threats at bay.

The way IT infrastructure is delivered has seen significant shifts over the past five years. By the end of 2020, the worldwide public cloud services market is predicted to top US $266 billion. More organizations are moving to the cloud but they’re doing it piecemeal, with the use of multiple hybrid clouds becoming commonplace.

The complexities of change
Adding to this increased level of complexity, containers and microservices architectures are driving competitive differentiation and growth by supporting faster and more agile DevOps processes. In addition, organizations are increasingly embracing SaaS applications like Microsoft 365® and expanding their use of collaborative applications to support those who choose or are forced to work remotely.

For the bad guys, change is good
Infrastructure change widens an organization’s attack surface for threat actors to target. While over 90% of threats still arrive via email, not all are typical phishing attempts. Fileless events designed to bypass traditional security increased to 1.4 million in 2019 while business email compromise (BEC) and ransomware attacks continue to evolve. Add in the fact that many organizations don’t have the in-house skills to secure a rapidly evolving IT environment and this gives threat actors ample opportunities to cause considerable damage.

In recent years, endpoint detection and response (EDR) has become a partial solution to these issues. But in reality, EDR is not enough. Security teams need visibility across the entire IT environment to better contextualize and identify threats. Trend Micro™ XDR provides visibility, detection, and response not just at the endpoint but also across email, servers, cloud workloads, and networks, and then applies AI and expert security analytics to correlate and identify threats.

Get a look at how Trend Micro XDR and Trend Micro® Managed XDR results in fewer, higher fidelity alerts and helps lessen the burden put on stretched-thin IT teams, watch our exclusive video, "The State of Visibility, Detection and Response".