SOAR for SecOps: 5 Ways To Maximize the Value (of Your Security Team)

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Globally, organizations are crucially affected by security skills scarcity. Things are only going to go downhill. Studies show that there will be a security staffing shortfall of 1.8 million by 2022. Understaffed security operations (SecOps) teams are left under-equipped to handle the colossal daily influx of security alerts. Many security analysts report being able to investigate only 25% of daily alerts. While the hazard of costly data breaches increases, the SOC teams are left vulnerable to staff burnout. This is where SOAR technology takes a focal point for helping SecOps.

How SOAR technology helps SecOps keep up with cyber threats proactively?

Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) technologies optimize operational efficiency within an organization’s Security Operations Center (SOC). The power of SOAR lays in combining the technical capabilities with people and the processes.

SOAR solutions like IncMan SOAR from DFLabs, enable security teams to leverage new tools and automate repetitive tasks while focusing on those threats that need urgent expert attention. It also serves as a more streamlined method for identifying and responding to security threats because of its extensive list of integrations to execute highly automated and complex incident response workflows. This pioneering SOAR platform enables security analysts to research and perform additional investigation from within a single platform.

Additionally, analysts can rely on IncMan’s multiple runbooks and playbooks, designed to respond to a broad range of specific threats. These playbooks allow analysts to manage an incident response process without leaving the SOAR platform.

To get a closer look, here are 5 ways how SOAR technology can help you get the most value for your security operations team.

Boost Operational Performance

IncMan SOAR assists SOC’s managers by eliminating the time spent on collecting and sorting through the poll of metrics and KPI reports. They can generate daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reports, effortlessly, with all the documented and non-documented activities within their cyberspace. It is also a useful platform for C-level executives because of its delivery of key operational KPIs and analytical business insights.

Strengthens Incident Response with Threat Intelligence

By optimizing the threat intelligence workflow, your security operations team will be more equipped to react faster to a wide spectrum of threats and stop possible breaches.

With a variety of threat intelligence integrations for correlation and threat intelligence services, IncMan SOAR is a powerful weapon that automatically identifies and addresses threats.

Empowering Security Orchestration with Automation

One of the essential benefits of a SOAR platform is to guide security teams through the process of orchestrating and automating incident response processes and SOC functions. Orchestration speeds up your SecOps tasks, that can take human minutes or hours to be executed.

DFLabs’ developed customized runbooks, which empower security analysts to leave behind traditional defense strategies for combating malware, phishing attacks, data breaches, etc. Additionally, IncMan’s Automated Responder Knowledge (ARK) module uses machine learning to respond to incidents and propose suitable paths of actions to handle them.

Improves Security Analysts’ Labor

SOAR technology helps security professionals do more with less. Security analysts will get the space to utilize their skills in more complex investigations and proactive threat hunting. Furthermore, when integrated with SecOps' existing tools such as security information and event management (SIEM), SOAR boosts mean time to respond (MTTR).

In addition to this, DFLabs’ IncMan SOAR platform allows security analysts to investigate and remediate threats with greater potency by automating and orchestrating repetitive, time-consuming manual labor without demanding human interaction.

Improves SOCs Management

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates that a company should report any security incidents (vulnerabilities, personal data breaches) within 72 hours, adoption of a centralized management system for your SOCs, can help your organization compliance with GDPR and a wide spectrum of internal and regulatory requirements.

DFLabs is the only SOAR vendor in Europe that is entirely focused on GDPR compliance. We demonstrate this compliance by integrating GDPR IR and breach notification playbook and formalized, executable and repeatable IR workflows for GDPR.

Summary

As cyber criminals continue to penetrate the cyber landscape with more and more sophisticated gadgets, closing the gap for qualified and experienced cyber security staff will continue to be a major challenge for organizations.

On the other hand, automating repetitive tasks and optimizing your incident response processes by streamlining workflows with IncMan’s SOAR, will free your security team to focus on more urgent tasks. The result - improved SecOps competence - even in a period of a staffing shortage.

If you would like to discuss with one of our SOAR experts and learn how IncMan SOAR can quickly become an integral part of your security operations center, get in touch with us for a non-obligatory demo. For any additional information, get in touch with us here.

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