In the domain of cyber threat response, there’s a critical resource that every organization is desperately seeking to maximize: time.
It’s not like today’s DevOps teams aren’t already ruthlessly focused on optimizing their work to unlock the greater potential of their human talent. Ensuring your organization to identify and address production issues faster – and increase focus on innovation – is the primary reason why Logz.io and its observability platform exist.
However, in the world of security analysts and the modern SOC – the primary users of Logz.io Cloud SIEM – the push to reduce MTTR, in this case “mean time to response,” can equate to the difference between survival and failure. Countless businesses have been shuttered by ransomware, and the world’s largest enterprises and government agencies continue to grapple with crippling DDoS and malware attacks.
Additionally, maximizing available analyst hours is a huge issue. The well-documented IT security talent shortage has many organizations under-resourced. Even the largest security teams can’t spare the time to investigate every threat.
As a result, expanding targeted automation continues in earnest across the industry continues. To that end, advancement of the cloud-centric Security Information and Event Management system, or modern SIEM, is a major area of emphasis.
Extending the Reach of Logz.io Cloud SIEM
Helping customers address these specific challenges of threat analysis and resource optimization is the precise reason why we’re introducing the new Logz.io Cloud SIEM Event Management capability.
Designed for security teams to more easily prioritize and mitigate security events as they happen, Event Management speeds up deploying threat response workflows.
Building on Cloud SIEM’s existing strengths as a cloud-native, fully-managed solution, Event Management supports key workflows around threat identification, assignment and handling, severity-based triage and subsequent mitigation.
For example, when an analyst is faced with a particular type of alert, Event Manager makes it easier to group that issue with other similar incidents and assign it to a team already focused on resolving that specific type of threat.
Streamlining responsive workflows is critical to accelerating threat mitigation, and Event Management provides added communication and collaboration tools ranging from detailed, multi-stage email notification and status tracking to integration with popular messaging platforms including Slack.
Using this process, a SOC analyst can quickly assign a particular event with a severity level and distribute it to multiple stakeholders for investigation, setting off a predefined chain of actions and notifications to be carried out and reviewed until the issue is fully addressed.
Security analysts are also enabled to consolidate event alerting and track investigative status – providing critical insight to ensure effective response. This is backed by event mitigation trending and integration with adjacent security infrastructure, including Security Orchestration and Response Management (SOAR).
By extending the ability of Cloud SIEM to directly address core responsibilities of practitioners ranging from frontline analysts to Security Architects and beyond, Logz.io is ideally positioned to help security teams collaborate to save time and improve overall threat prevention.
Event Management is being further detailed at the ScaleUp 2021 virtual user conference, and will become generally available before the end of 2021.
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