Security Intelligence the Main Pillar of a Company’s IT System with the Increasingly Virulent Threat of Cyber Attacks

Thu 12 November 2020, telkomtelstra
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More and more companies today recognize the vulnerability of cybersecurity systems to the threat of increasingly sophisticated, vicious and complex attacks. It is no wonder that many questions are often asked of cybersecurity business providers such as Telkomtelstra about how Security Intelligence works at the Security Operation Center (SOC) to ward off the threat of cyber attacks.

First, we must understand that workers and specialists in IT (Information Technology) departments have a tough job, especially in regards to cyber threats that are more sophisticated, elaborate and complex today. This is work that requires extra effort, strong dedication, and a high level of sustained progress. Being even the slightest bit off guard can be disastrous for a company.

There are at least three major responsibilities that IT Security takes on in a company, namely:

  • Monitoring tens of thousands (or more) alerts and events from firewalls, web gateways, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and other security solutions.
  • Of these events and alerts, the IT Security team must then perform an initial analysis to validate the most important priorities.
  • And finally, determine which warnings need to be responded to immediately or which first require a more in-depth analysis.

Failure in these tasks will be highly visible and its impact will be felt. If the security team misses a critical warning of a cyber threat, there will be no place to hide and no way to avoid mistakes. The reputation of the company and the company’s business as a whole will be at stake.

It will be even worse if a company’s IT team lacks access to and competence in cybersecurity issues. Imagine the magnitude of the impact that a company will feel if it fails to identify and analyze crucial cyber-attack threats.

Now, let’s take a brief look at the Security Intelligence function in the SOC. There are three main features that will greatly support a company’s IT department in addressing the number of incoming cyber attacks:

  • It performs 24/7 non-stop data checks from multiple sources across the corporate network and endpoints. The analytics function then enables the information obtained to be correlated with cyber threats, both global and domestic, which can disrupt the business continuity and operations of the company. The company’s IT department will gain a broader and deeper understanding of the risks that will be faced.
  • It provides a transparent and accurate perspective on the company’s current security risk status. At the same time, it also provides monitoring and warning information about the level and types of dangerous threats that must be prioritized, thus helping companies plan to mitigate threats.
  • It is not only machine-based, but analysis and validation of threat and attack alerts is carried out by a variety of security experts, in which they will further assess vulnerabilities, prioritize threats and drive the appropriate response from the company.
  • It has the ability to monitor and securely safeguard a company’s assets

As a local technology company with global capabilities, Telkomtelstra responds to cybersecurity needs with its Security Intelligence solutions. This service comprises four main elements:

  • Ability to safeguard company assets,
  • Comprehensive solutions with effective management,
  • Support from experts and,
  • An integrated structure.

The first advantage of the solution offered by Telkomtelstra is the Security Operations Center (SOC) with a wide range of cybersecurity intelligence services. The SOC provides full visibility into potential attacks around the network by capturing all of the information from the various network security solutions operated by the company. In addition, the platform also analyzes ongoing cyber attacks and provides automated alerts regarding any security incidents.

Apart from technology, Telkomtelstra’s Security Intelligence solution also responds to the challenge of expertise in the cybersecurity space. Since cyber intelligence is made up of millions of indicators that need to be filtered and prioritized, every high-level cybersecurity intelligence service requires a qualified human element. Telkomtelstra can help companies overcome this resource scarcity challenge with managed end to end solutions. Want to know more about Security Intelligence services? Please contact Telkomtelstra or watch this video for a brief explanation.(*)