Cyber attackers are often present on networks long before they actually exfiltrate any data!
Did you know that cyber attackers lurk on networks long before they actually steal any data, or before you even know they’re there? That’s why deception technology (such as honeypots) is vital, as it improves the detection of breaches, so that mitigation can begin.
Our breach detection service extends to forensic investigations to determine the origin of the threat, establishing whether internal devices or systems have been compromised. By partnering with Thinkst Canary, we’re able to sprinkle canaries throughout the network and configure them to look like valuable content. Once probed, you’ll immediately receive an alert and our security team will get to work intercepting, investigating and mitigating the breach.
A breach detection service (BDS) is a combination of security measures and applications designed to detect infected devices, malware, and other threats inside the company network. It is a defensive tool that detects malicious activity inside a network after a breach has occurred.
Regardless of the cyber security systems your company has in place, it is a matter of when rather than if a hack occurs. Responding quickly after a breach is critical to minimise the damage that can be done. The sooner you are aware of a data breach, the sooner you can plug the hole.
Using a breach detection service will not only alert you when the network has been compromised, but it will collect invaluable data your business can use to protect itself from future breaches.
Furthermore, these solutions incorporate sophisticated algorithms that detect any untoward actions from employees, especially those who might have become disgruntled with the organisation and are looking to steal or compromise data.
A breach detection service monitors network traffic and identifies patterns of activity. If it detects something suspicious, it will assume the network is under attack and send out an alert.
Essentially, it inspects all inbound and outbound network activity and acts as a security check on all transactions that take place in and out of the system.
A firewall performs actions such as the blocking and filtering of traffic based on a set of pre-configured rules. So, while an IDS (Intrusion Detection System) can only report an intrusion, an IPS (Intrusion Protection System) can block unauthorised access.
A breach detection solution is critical to detect intruders that have managed to bypass the defences of the firewall and antivirus. It is critical to minimise the amount of time an attacker has on your network and having a breach detection system means you will be alerted as soon as non-conforming behaviour (such as that of a hacker) is detected.
Deception technology, such as honeypots, is vital to improve the detection of breaches. A honeypot looks like a real system with applications and data. However, it is designed to detect, deflect, and even counteract unauthorised access to the network. It lures hackers into the system, that is typically ring-fenced from the broader network, to see how they gained access and use that to shore up the business defences.