Avoid Major Data Breaches with Effective Threat Lifecycle Management

A New Approach to Cybersecurity

It’s a simple concept: The earlier you detect and mitigate a threat, the less the ultimate cost to your business. Implementing an effective end-to-end threat management process that focuses on reducing detection and response times can help you avoid high-impact security incidents like data breaches. We refer to this process as Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM).

Improve the Efficiency of Your Security Operations with Threat Lifecycle Management

TLM is a series of aligned security operations capabilities and processes that begins with the ability to see broadly and deeply across your IT environment and ends with the ability to quickly mitigate and recover from a security incident.

The goal of effective TLM is to reduce your mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR), while keeping staffing levels flat. However, even mature security operations centers (SOCs) have historically struggled to streamline these complex processes, resulting in reduced team efficiency and effectiveness as well as higher costs.

Fortunately, you can enable effective TLM at a scale appropriate to your business through modern technology, specifically in the areas of machine analytics and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). Advanced machine analytics are key to discovering potential threats quickly, while security orchestration, automation, and response capabilities increase analyst efficiency to support the entire threat investigation, through full remediation and recovery.

Lower Your Total Cost of Ownership and Maximize Return on Investment

It’s important to note that the realization of effective TLM is an investment in technology, people, and process. On the technology front, it is certainly possible to leverage a combination of disparate systems and solutions. However, when doing so, effectiveness depends on multiple API-level integrations and the speed in which you can navigate multiple product interfaces.

Ideally, a unified platform with a single interface should be used to deliver the combined capabilities to realize end-to-end TLM. Ultimately, only a unified platform can ensure a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and effectively maximize the return on investment (ROI) of your security technology and personnel.

Bottom line: When you realize Threat Lifecycle Management with an advanced, unified platform, you can overcome resource constraints to quickly implement a capable and formidable security operation in support of rapid monitoring, detection, and response.