Do you sometimes wonder whether your team has all the right cybersecurity tools? Even with dozens of tools, are you sure they are helping to improve your organization’s security posture?
The tools your organization uses have a significant impact on your team’s workload and the accuracy of your actual security posture. Yet often, they are the very reason your organization struggles with work capacity.
Let’s have a closer look at the main reasons your threat detection and response may not be as accurate as you think they are; and how it could affect your organization’s security posture at large. So here are a few tough questions to ask:
1. Are You Using Too Many Inadequate Cybersecurity Tools?
According to the Enterprise Strategy Group research, the average organization runs 25 to 49 security tools from up to 10 different vendors. Does this resemble your organization?
Yet, throwing more tools at the problem most likely isn’t helping you get an accurate view of your security posture. More than half of IT security leaders state they are not sure if the tools they are using are protecting their network, according to a recent Ponemon Institute report.
Running a high number of cyber threat detection tools is often not as efficient as it could be. They’re often disjointed, have overlapping responsibilities, and don’t work together, requiring IT teams to log into multiple platforms and draw connections between separate alerts and threat data.
As a result, it’s essential to ask yourself...
2. Is My Team a Victim of Cybersecurity Software Alert Fatigue?
Too many security tools mean way too many security alerts to address. As a result, cybersecurity staff become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of alerts to investigate and are unsure which to prioritize over others.
As a result, all hands are on deck for as many as possible. More than half of large companies handle at least 1,000 alerts a day! No wonder about 40% of organizations admit their teams are so overwhelmed by security alerts that most can only respond to only about 25% of the alerts they receive. So it’s easy to see how important alerts fall through the cracks.
3. Is Your IT Team Overworked?
When analyzing hundreds to thousands of alerts is what your team does every day; they become stressed and unable to work to their full potential. And they make mistakes. According to IBM Security research, a whopping 95% of all cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error.
Errors are easy to make when the team is tired and numb to alert analysis when the reality is that there is only a tiny portion of the alerts that need attention. To analyze them all, you need additional team members (and a whole lot of them!) — but hiring talented IT professionals is time-consuming and expensive. Moreover, with the cybersecurity talent shortage, this approach can seem nearly impossible.
Reduce SG&A & Improve Your Security With the Power of Automation
Focusing on the accuracy of your cybersecurity threat detection tools is an excellent way to reduce your Selling, General & Administrative Expenses (SG&A) and improve your security.
But keeping your organization’s security posture accurate may seem like a tricky thing to achieve when you don’t have the qualified staff or resources you need to quantify and address possible threats adequately.
That's where the power of automation comes into play. It manages the volume of the data and dramatically reduces the possibility of human error while providing better visibility into your security posture.
Learn more about how you can automate your threat detection and response process by downloading your free copy of the 5 Ways to Reduce SG&A and Improve Security Through Automation eBook.