No More Half-Measures: Managed Detection and Response

By February 2, 2021 Blog

When a business challenge feels too big or scary, it is human nature to find shortcuts or to avoid the problem altogether. A clear example of that is Cybersecurity, where C-Suite executives and small business owners often refuse to act.

Taking a few weak half-measures is beyond risky – it’s negligent. Thousands of attacks are happening every day. A successful intrusion could mean millions of dollars lost, bankruptcy, and even legal consequences. And as the recent SolarWinds Orion / FireEye attack demonstrated, sometimes SMBs aren’t the primary target at all. But they become collateral damage nonetheless.

So, what’s the right approach then?

As Henry Ford said, “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” The key is detailed roadmapping: honestly assessing your current posture, resources, goals, and risk tolerance. Then identifying and prioritizing the projects required to achieve success.

During a recent roadmapping session, one of our very best Technical Account Managers asked a prospective healthcare client if they had considered MDR before. “What’s that?” a senior member of their technical team asked.

Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offers clients support from a dedicated team focused on catching breaches and rapidly responding to contain them. TCG’s MDR features a Security Operations Center (SOC) staffed by former US Intelligence cyber experts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They have real-world experience parsing data and sounding the alarm when something looks wrong.

TCG MDR’s offering delivers consistent results by providing best-in-class tooling, including network visualization, insider threat monitoring, anti-malware, traffic analysis, and endpoint security. It’s an all-in-one, comprehensive solution.

When it comes to reporting, TCG’s MDR solution ticks all the boxes. When our team is threat hunting, they need around-the-clock access to detailed reporting, including: summary, compliance, privileged activity, security events, and network reports. It represents unprecedented transparency into your network, its vulnerabilities, and every intrusion attempt that has been detected and stopped.

Our healthcare prospect was thrilled. And not because they reviewed a list of capabilities on a sales sheet. They were excited because they saw the urgency of their need and understood how MDR could fill it. All without breaking their budget or turning their company upside down.

If you’d like to learn more about MDR, or ways that TCG can set your company on a path to better protection, contact us today!

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