Woburn, MA – June 26, 2019 –Kaspersky announced today its new offering for Security Operations Centers (SOCs) that combines the company’s competences, solutions and services with the newly added Red Teaming service, which evaluates how well internal security teams are prepared for tailored breach scenarios. This just-added feature will enable enterprises with SOCs to overcome the cybersecurity issues that concern them the most.
For large organizations, establishing a SOC is becoming increasingly necessary as a result of the growing number and sophistication of cyberthreats. However, during this process, organizations often face numerous barriers that jeopardize the productivity of their security operations including a shortage of skilled professionals, scarce automation and integration between various tools, a high number of alerts and a lack of visibility and context.
A SANS survey of specialists working in SOCs found they are not satisfied with its performance, but do not have a clear view of how to improve it . That is why Kaspersky’s new integrated offering for SOCs starts with an analysis of customers’ specific needs and pain points, offering personalization and a deeper understanding of the products and services that are needed. Services such as Kaspersky EDR, Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack, and Kaspersky Threat Intelligence with continued support from Kaspersky’s industry-leading threat hunting and incident response teams.
 SANS 2018 ‘The Definition of SOC-cess?’ survey
Finding and eliminating weaknesses
Weaknesses in a company’s protection are not always in its infrastructure but can often be found in its processes. These flaws range from overlooked alerts to analyst issues when communicating information about an alert after a delay without complete details. Because of these issues, cybercriminals can go unnoticed for a longer period of time increasing their chance of a successful attack.
Kaspersky Penetration Testing presents a tailored assessment of customers’ existing security operations with the newly added Red Teaming feature, which offers a simulation of threat intelligence-driven attacks. Experts from Kaspersky determine how adversaries are likely to behave according to customer characteristics like industry, region and market, and mimic their actions to evaluate SOCs and incident response team’s readiness to detect and prevent attacks. In addition to offering an assessment of the defensive team’s capabilities, Kaspersky also offers workshops detailing gaps in defensive processes and recommendations on how to enhance them.
Closing existing gaps in SOC readiness
Building and maintaining a SOC is a long-term process with various difficulties that can emerge along the way. Kaspersky provides guidance in identifying key issues and offering comprehensive solutions and services to address them, including:
“Running a SOC does not simply come down to implementing a SIEM,” says Veniamin Levtsov, vice president of corporate business, Kaspersky. “To be effective, it should be surrounded by relevant processes, roles and playbooks. It should also be equipped with connectors to logs and events sources, effective correlation rules and fed with actionable threat intelligence. Without understanding the main barriers, CISOs cannot outline a SOC’s development roadmap. That’s why we carefully analyze the customer's needs and pain points, assess existing cyber security systems maturity and identify gaps so that we can recommend the optimal solutions and service packages.”
For more information on Kaspersky’s portfolio of solutions and services for SOC, please visit the official website.
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