Security from simplicity: Why complexity is the enemy of security

Three Steps to Translate Threat Reports into Actionable Items Using MITRE ATT&CK®

IT security is complicated. It’s an arms race. Hackers and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are stuck in a never-ending game of whack-a-mole, where vulnerabilities keep popping up that security teams try and fix before they can be exploited by attackers.

For many years, the standard risk-minimizing security model has been a ‘layered approach.’ This is achieved by using a diverse range of security tools to reduce the attack vector and avoid a single point of failure. This has led to enterprises stocking up on cybersecurity tools, with the average large firm deploying around 45 different security tools on their network.

But the fact is that using too many different security tools on the same network can make your network more vulnerable to attacks.

The problem is that different tools from different vendors aren’t designed to communicate with each other. They may execute their individual specialist tasks very well but they do not work together as a team. They combine to create a lot of ‘noise’, which can be used as the perfect cover to hide criminal activity.

So adding more security tools may actually be making your data less safe. Simple configuration errors can leave large gaps in the network defense that are difficult to identify. But these kinds of vulnerabilities are exactly what cybercriminals look for in order to gain a foothold.

In the 2022 Ponemon Institute Global Study on Closing IT Security Gaps, more than half of respondents said they deployed a SIEM (security information and event management) solution to identify hidden threats in their IT infrastructure. Technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and automation were credited with helping improve the efficiency of investigations by reducing the time taken for security teams to investigate alerts.

A single SIEM platform, augmented by automation and artificial intelligence, is therefore one of the best investments for CISOs who want to protect their data and make the most efficient use of their security team. A single SIEM solution can offer organizations comprehensive protection from a wide range of threats and is easier to deploy, manage, scale, and use than a range of different security technologies.

At LogRhythm we have designed our SIEM platform to help you work smarter, not harder. Our SIEM is built for speed, and uses AI and automation to help you gain a real-time view of what’s happening on your network. It can quickly detect real threats and uncover configuration errors you never knew existed. The LogRhythm SIEM platform can scale and grow with your business, and our unlimited data plans mean you won’t have any unexpected charges because we don’t meter your data usage.

The LogRhythm SIEM platform will swiftly analyze your logs and alerts, using AI and machine learning to offer advanced contextual analysis and minimize false positives. Above all, it helps your security team navigate an ever-changing threat landscape with confidence.

If you’re interested to learn more about our unified platform and how it can help you achieve your security goals, you can click here to request for more information.