Actors behind advanced threats have a toolbox of exploit techniques at their disposal. They often combine several intrusion tools and techniques in order to compromise and maintain access to their target.
The advanced threat actor will evade security controls and most CISOs acknowledge this reality. Malware, phishing, social engineering, and endpoint vulnerabilities provide fertile ground for advanced threat actors looking to penetrate your defenses and set up shop inside your network.
Across both the private and public sectors, IT security organizations are fighting an ongoing battle against sophisticated adversaries. To do so, security professionals are mostly relying on technology such as firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Intrusion Prevention Systems and the like to protect their environments from a range of cyber threats. However, these technologies are proving insufficient in the battle against advanced threat actors.
This paper distinguishes what an advanced threat is, the actors, their motives and processes, and provides a roadmap of SecureWorks services to help clients enhance their security posture to better detect and resist advanced persistent threats.
The old approaches to cybersecurity are no longer adequate. It’s time for something new. Layered defenses can create almost as many problems as they solve, and security teams struggle to keep up with the threat. What you need is context across all your layers of defense with the right people, processes, and technology working together in concert. That’s how Secureworks can help. Using 20+ years of industry knowledge, advanced analytics, industry-leading threat intelligence, and the network effect of more than 4,000 customer environments, we provide world-class cybersecurity solutions to customers around the globe. This unmatched experience empowers our customers to be Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer.™
Our Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution is comprehensive, powered by our cloud-native software Red Cloak™ Threat Detection and Response that uses AI and machine learning to deliver better outcomes for your security operations. MDR unifies telemetry from your existing security technology to maximize visibility, reduce complexity, and enable you to move at the speed of the threat. Learn more about how Managed Detection and Response uses contextualized visibility to improve your organization’s security posture.