What is Managed Detection and Response and Why is it Vital to Your Business?
What is Managed Detection and Response?
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is a framework of AI, data security and human interaction designed to be the ultimate security for your computers. These systems work together to provide real time threat detection and stops the spread of ransomware at its earliest stages.
That’s the elevator pitch.
But you are asking, why is it important to my business?
MDR provides a layer of protection that threat actors (bad guys) cannot escape. The AI gets loaded on a computer. It then watches what programs are running and what process are being used on a typical day-to-day basis. If the AI notices an unknown program or process running (that matches the ransomware profile) the AI will do one of two things.
One, it can immediately shut the computer down. This stops the spread of ransomware in its tracks since the threat actors no longer have access to the computer or network. The AI then sends an alert to the SOC, letting the security technicians know there has been a breach. The SOC team will reach out to the client’s technical contact, alerting them to the breach.
Or two, the AI can send an alert to the SOC, letting the security technicians know there has been a breach. The SOC team can remote into the computer and start remediating the threat, preventing the spread of the bad guys on the network.
Why is Managed Detection and Response Vital?
So MDR, uses AI and human intervention to stop ransomware attacks. This is a huge advantage for you, it gives you leverage against attacks on your data. However, there is one other, very important thing that MDR can do for your business.
If you are looking for or are renewing your cyber insurance, you will have to complete the underwriting process. This process has become extremely stringent lately and one wrong answer can cost thousands on your policy. Why is that?
Over the past several years, insurance companies have had to pay out vast sums of money to cover polices that were written before ransomware was a huge problem. Insurance companies like money; they like to keep it. Writing policies cyber insurance policies had to change.
In response to the payouts, the insurance companies decided to hire security professionals to help them create more a more rigorous underwriting process. This process now requires a technical professional to fill out a 10–20-page underwriting document that details the security systems that are in place. One of the common requirements the insurance underwriters are looking for is MDR.
Depending on your line of business, insurance companies may require you to have MDR in order to qualify for a policy. In other cases, if you don’t have MDR, your premiums could be considerably higher.
TechNoir Solutions Partners with Blackpoint MDR
TechNoir Solutions is proud to be a partner with Blackpoint, the leader in Managed Detection and Response technology.
Blackpoint was built by former US Department of Defense and Intelligence security experts who are focused on stopping malicious tradecraft and safeguarding your business. With decades of real-world cyber experience, the Blackpoint and TechNoir Solutions’ teams leverages insider knowledge to help you fight back and thrive, not just survive in the threat landscape.
When an attack occurs, detection and response times determine whether attackers succeed in their efforts. MDR fights back threats within minutes. It closes the gap between the identification of an event and the actual response and remediation. By immediately isolating endpoints, the MDR stops the threat from moving laterally into other systems.
The Leader in Managed Detection and Response
HOW MANAGED DETECTION AND RESPONSE FIGHTS FOR YOU
Through proprietary security operations and incident response platform, our world-class SOC hunts for active threats in your environment and neutralizes them in their earliest stages. Their technology is built from the ground up to give their analysts the ability to continuously monitor and respond to the modern threat landscape.
Established by former US government cybersecurity operators, Blackpoint leverages its deep knowledge of hacker tradecraft and real-world cyber experience to provide 24/7, unified detection and response services.
The world-class, nation state-grade cybersecurity ecosystem is designed to serve businesses by completing the hard work for you. While other services on the market take days and weeks to tune events, they offer same-day agent deployment and start protecting your diverse environments within minutes.
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The reality: There is no immunity from a Cyberattack
In today’s cyberthreat environment, small to medium-sized businesses are finding themselves in the crosshairs of cyber criminals. Immunity to cyber threat doesn’t exist, so staying agile and building a proactive defense is critical in protecting your operations.
More and more, traditional cyber technologies such as anti- virus or anti-malware are not enough. As more modern businesses face a high demand for affordable and effective cybersecurity, how will you respond when advanced adversaries set their sights on you?
Defining the Value of a SOC
Protecting your business is synonymous with protecting your customers. That’s why businesses who are serious about their cybersecurity invest in a SOC to benefit from in-depth security expertise, human threat analysis, 24/7 monitoring, and immediate incident response. Having a SOC means responding faster, minimizing damages and costs, and safeguarding data and business continuity.
Combining SOC with True 24/7 MDR Services
A SOC is equipped to identify and prevent cyberthreats in real-time. Regardless of how many endpoints, networks, assets, or locations an organization spans, SOCs provide a centralized view to ensure that they are monitored and performing as needed.
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How Does It Work?
Everything you need to outsource IT support. We manage your network, servers, email, backup, security, and provide unlimited support to your users. We also handle all your purchasing, vendor management, and provide monthly reports.
Every client gets endpoint protection (anti-virus software), advance threat detection (for ransomware), remote management software, and remote access.
We can also include in your hardware as a service, such as workstations, servers, and networking.
Projects are not included. A project is a significant change in your IT environment. Think “add, change, move” like moving your office, or installing a new server or firewall. Projects are quoted and approved separately.
Our pricing is based on the scope of services you need, but essentially it’s driven by the number of computer users, workstations, servers, and networks we’re responsible for supporting.
We give you the option: a 1-year or a 3-year agreement, and each agreement is customized.
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When an attack occurs, detection and response times determine whether attackers succeed in their efforts. Blackpoint offers true, 24/7 MDR fights back threats within minutes and closes the gap between the identification of an event and the actual response and remediation. By immediately isolating endpoints, Blackpoint’s technology stops the threat from moving laterally into other systems.