Much like the playbooks that are used in today’s National Football League, a playbook is a defined set of rules, describing the options that must be executed with input data and the situation. Playbooks are a critical component of cybersecurity, especially regarding security automation and orchestration. Its primary purpose is to represent a simplified process in a general way that can be used across a variety of corporations.

 

IR Playbook Components

Incident response playbooks can be used across a collection of different organizations and include some common components such as:

  • Initiating condition: All the following steps in the playbook are contingent upon the type of security issue is being dealt with in this first step.
  • Process steps: This includes all significant steps that should be followed to satisfy the operations triggered by the initiating condition. This is the main chunk of the playbook and consists of all steps including generating a response action, authorizing those responses, and quarantining, etc. These process steps typically influence future automation.
  • Best practices and company policies: This aspect of the playbook is entirely dependent upon an organization’s specific industry. It includes any additional activities that may be done after the core process steps have been completed.
  • Ending state: This is the ultimate goal of a playbook. It represents the desired solution based on the initiating condition. Reaching the end state is an indication that the playbook has been completed.

 

How to put together a Playbook

There is a lot of information out there about how to establish a well-equipped playbook. Most encompass the following points:

  1. Identify your initiating condition
  2. List all possible plans of action that can be taken in response to the specific initiating condition
  3. Begin to separate your list into steps that are completely necessary and those that are optional
  4. Build your plan of action based on the components you classified as “completely necessary.”
  5. Attempt to “group” your optional list into categories such as “verifying” or “responding.”
  6. Ensure that your “completely necessary” list encompasses the main groups of your optional list
  7. Insert any remaining optional steps into an “options” box
  8. Identify your ending state

CISOs I talk to tell me that when it comes to cost-cutting cybersecurity automation is all about tightening the corners rather than cutting them, but that doesn’t mean that automation can’t show you some real gains in your CSOC. In this article, we will take a closer look at the low hanging fruit automation use cases in order to illustrate how this can be the case.

 

Some CISOs out there are leveraging sophisticated cybersecurity automation, which includes well thought out playbooks, human prompts and decision making logic to execute automated actions that help a CSOC analyst investigate an event before going on to remediate it.

 

When it comes to handling complex automation use cases SOAR (Security Automation & Orchestration) platforms are your friend, a good SOAR platform will help you compile your automation playbooks to alleviate some of those important, but time-consuming, manual tasks.

 

Correlating Data 

Any CSOC worth its salt collects extraordinary amounts of data, but none of it has any value if it cannot be converted into actionable next steps. Data is a great source of learning, but if it’s not organized, processed and made available in the right format for decision making, it’s useless and becomes a burden rather than a benefit.

 

A good automation playbook helps you correlate data by pulling in all the threat data from across your infrastructure and validating it against threat intelligence data from outside sources. Sharp analysts leverage the output of this kind of automation by using it to identify known threats that behave similarly. Doing this manually is just not an option for most CSOCs, they have too much data that needs to be sequenced quickly and accurately and too high a threat volume to deal with, but automation helps you quickly convert that data into next steps.

 

Communicating Across The Organization 

Updating other teams within your organization takes much more time than anyone would think and is an often neglected task because of that. Sometimes it’s because the case management GUIs are clumsy when copying information between them, other times it’s because your team is just too busy. Automating the process of intra-organizational communication around threats frees up your team to focus on more important tasks. It can also help you develop better metrics to share with the rest of your organization and increase your audibility across with company executives.

 

Detecting Infections Already In Your Network

Dwell time is the duration of time an unauthorized intruder has undetected access to your network until the threat has been completely removed, it’s the metric we use to describe how quickly we can detect and remove threats. The average dwell time for most organizations is somewhere between 50-150 days, which is just crazy when you think about it. To stop an attack before your data has been exfiltrated outside of your network, your team has to be moving faster than the attack is, identifying suspicious behaviors and identifying infected hosts to get ahead of attacks.

 

In the same way that the analysis of unknown threats attempting to penetrate your network is a laborious and manual task, the manual correlation and analysis of data from across your endpoints, mobile devices, servers, and networks can be much more difficult to scale. By automating this workflow, if something on your network becomes comprised, the subsequent analysis, investigation, and remediation become much faster, driving down dwell time.

 

Vulnerability Reporting & Alerting 

One of the most unpopular tasks in a CSOC is vulnerability report review, looking into a systems previous history and working out who the system owner is, or in many cases the business owner.  This is some of the lowest hanging fruit in the cybersecurity automation playbook and automating this workflow will make your analysts much more productive as they have time to focus on more important tasks. When vulnerability reporting and alerting is automated and combined in a SOAR platform with dynamic threat analysis, your ability to detect sophisticated threats is dramatically increased.

 

Generating/Implementing Protections Faster Than Threats Can Spread 

Once your team identifies a threat on the network, protections need to be prepared and deployed faster than the threat can propagate, moving laterally through your endpoints and networks. Creating sets of protections from different technologies manually, ones that are capable of mitigating against am attackers future behavior is a difficult and time-consuming task that is complicated by the number of different security vendors that you have in your CSOCs technology stack.

 

Once your team has built their mitigating protections, these then must be implemented in order to stop the attack from gaining a deeper foothold on your network.  Deploying these protections across the enterprise to endpoints and servers in order to mitigate against the attacks current and future behaviors is a time-consuming manual task.

 

Automating every aspect of this response can dramatically speed up your team’s response times, enabling them to create protections on the fly, without straining your CSOC. The only way to stay ahead of a well-coordinated attack is by using automation to deploy your protections. Your adversaries leverage automation in order to attack you and the only way to stay in front and ahead of adversaries is by leveraging automation in your security efforts in order to counter them effectively.

 

The use cases that I have outlined above are just a few of the cybersecurity workflows that you can automate in order to make your CSOC more effective, but other CSOC workflow use cases can equally be as effective in delivering improvements in your efficiency and consistency.

A good SOAR platform can help you automate a wide range of different CSOC functions and workflows, such as penetration testing, intelligence sharing, and user management in order to deliver those services in a more effective way.  

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Proactive Cyber-Threat Hunting

As technology becomes a more prevalent part of a business, the days of approaching cyber threats passively are over. By the time a company becomes aware of a cyber threat, more times than not, it has already done its damage. So how can you approach this issue proactively? A well-trained and well-equipped security operations team is the only way to truly protect your data and information from these threats. SecOps teams work to proactively identify and hunt for new risks to ensure the protection of your data.

 

So what is Cyber Threat Hunting?

Cyber threat hunting is the process of identifying unusual activity on devices and endpoints that signal a breach of data. This defense strategy contrasts with those used by other security solutions like firewalls and security information and event management (SIEM) systems. Defense strategies consisting of only firewalls and SIEM systems are no longer enough. These solutions often pick up on threats after they have already breached your data which is why having a SecOps team is necessary to ensure the cyber safety of your organization.

 

Then Why Aren’t All SecOps Teams Hunting?

  • Manual Processes Take Too Long

Although constant threat hunting can substantially reduce the chances of a breach, different tools make the process hugely time-inefficient. Collecting evidence requires a lot of manual input like packet capturing and drilling into logs. Not to mention the evidence must be verified across a multitude of third-party systems. The complicacy of these steps limits the frequency of hunting.

  • Security Teams are Preoccupied

SecOps teams are well aware of the importance of each threat that becomes detected, and with so many alerts coming in, they have to focus on current security investigations. This leaves very little time for hunting down new threats. Analysts go through thousands of alerts per day, each of which requires some degree of manual investigation. So only about 1% of security alerts are paid any attention, leaving companies very vulnerable to new threats.

 

How Can Organizations Implement an Automated Solution?

Organizations need to integrate their security solutions. By doing so, they can improve the manual aspect of threat hunting while also incorporating workflows and playbooks to complete these tasks.

 

Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR):

SOAR helps organizations integrate their tools into a dynamic and comprehensive template to increase the hunting capabilities, improve the response efficiently, and protect their organization from attacks. SOAR has the ability to: continuously search for threats, investigate any red flags, and consolidate results for improved understanding.

 

Improve Overall SecOps Efficiency with Cybersponse Technology:

Implementing SOAR solutions allows organizations to take advantage of a centralized view of their security health. SecOps teams can then use the information provided to make critical security decisions for the organization to ensure corporate data and information stay secure.

Cybersponse helps integrate systems and significantly improves incident alert management by:

  • Reducing the mean time to resolution
  • Allowing security teams to focus on more critical security issues.
  • Automating manual processes that would otherwise require manual labor.
  • Providing a comprehensive view of security health

What SOAR Brings To The Table For A SOC Admin

Last year, Gartner announced a new kind of cybersecurity technology category called Security Operations, Analytics, and Reporting, which in turn generated the acronym in ‘SOAR’ and in a sense, SOAR really can help your CSOC feel like it has wings.  

You may have heard people call it SOAPA (security operations analytics platform architecture) instead of SOAR, perhaps because they are trying to punish us with yet more cybersecurity acronyms but pay them no mind, Gartner calls it SOAR and so shall we.

SOAR is a security reporting and operations platform that uses (machine readable and stateful) data from a wide range of different sources to provide management, analysis and reporting capabilities in support of CSOC  analysts. SOAR platforms apply decision making logic, combined with context, to provide formalized workflows and enable the informed prioritization (triage) of remediation tasks. SOAR platforms provide the actionable intelligence that a CSOC team needs to stay on top of their workflow.


What’s The Difference Between SOAR and SIEM

SIEM has been around for a while now and during that time it has evolved from being a security event correlation tool to a security analytics system.  Traditionally SIEM is the practice of aggregating your security logs and events, to give you visibility into what is happening in your organization from a security perspective. Evolution of the tools we use is a continuous process and while the alerts of suspicious behavior are necessary, the real goal is to act as quickly and effectively as possible to that alert.

While a traditional SIEM will let you know something is going down on your networks, SOAR platforms enable you to act on that information.  SOAR gathers together and consolidates all of the data from your security applications and threat intelligence feeds, but goes a step further than SIEM by enabling you to automate your responses and coordinate automated security tasks across your connected applications and processes.

SOAR enables you to aggregate third-party threat intelligence from multiple sources while giving you the ability to develop playbooks consisting of quality, actionable activities in response to any threats.  

What Does SOAR Bring To The Table For A SOC Admin?

“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” -William Pollard

What is most remarkable about this 19th-century quote is that it succinctly describes a problem that most modern will CSOC teams face at some point. Very often CSOC analysts can become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of alerts and information they have available to them, often spread across different systems.  A large part of your average CSOC analysts time is spent sifting through the information in order to organize and present it in a way that is conducive to decision making. This is where SOAR comes in and seeks to unburden CSOC analysts from these tasks, freeing them up to focus on higher priority work and delivering a measurable return on investment over a relatively short period of time.

It’s worth mentioning that the best SOAR platforms are those that can show that can demonstrate they are delivering an ROI and typically you should expect to see a clear 10%+ saving on your teams time. I spoke to Joseph Loomis, Founder & CTO of CyberSponse and asked him what additional capabilities you would expect to find in a modern SOAR platform. Joe said that an Enterprise SOAR Platform will incorporate and integrate the following sets of capabilities:

  • Threat Intelligence – SOAR into any number of threat intelligence platforms and sources to enable analysts to quickly compare potential threats against known threats.
  • Case Management Based Incident Response – Analysts collect, process and analyze security data, but they need to be able to leverage that in order to prioritize alerts and respond to threats as quickly as possible. The incident response capabilities of a SOAR platform are critical to this.
  • Vulnerability Management – Part of a SOC analysts job is knowing which alerts need to be prioritized and managed, these decisions are typically driven by vulnerability management capabilities of a SOAR platform and based on live data.
  • Endpoint Detection & Response – After prioritizing security alerts, security analysts then want to dig deeper into incidents by investigating and monitoring endpoint behavior, making endpoint detection and response (EDR) a critical part of any SOAR platform.
  • Playbook Management – Because SOAR platforms are geared towards incident response, an essential part of SOAR is the ability to create and manage playbooks that align with your incident response policies and streamline your incident response processes.

SOAR – An Essential SOC Component

The constantly growing threat of cyberattack, as well as the administrative burden involved in data security management,  is putting pressure on SOC’s who simply cannot afford a data breach or the associated operational disruption and reputational damage.  

SOAR provides SOCs with a different approach to the provision of security, one that is unrestricted by manual processes and which leverages automation, predictive analytics and (increasingly) AI to help identify and respond to unauthorized intruders before they manage to get a foothold in their networks. SOAR promises to deliver a way of reducing attacker dwell times (time it takes to detect a threat after the initial compromise) as well as detection and remediation (containing the threat once it has been identified) times.

By integrating automation, incident management, orchestration processes, with visualization and reporting beneath a single pane of glass, SOAR provides a fast and accurate way to process large volumes of alert and log data and help analysts identify and respond to attacks that may already be underway, acting as a force multiplier for SOC teams and enabling them to become exponentially more efficient in the way they deal with their workflows.

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All organizations have plans for different incidents that could impact the business’s resilience to them if they are not prepared. The purpose of a security playbook is to provide all members of an organization with a clear understanding of their responsibilities towards cybersecurity standards and accepted practices before, during, and after a security incident.

Once the incident response team is defined and aware of their position, key action steps of a cyber security incident need to be put in place. These include:

  • Incident detection
  • Response actions
  • Communication

There is no “one-size” fits all approaches to a cybersecurity playbook. Before defining the strategy that is right for your organization, you must have a clear understanding of what data is most important to protect.

The incident response team needs to be put in place prior to an incident occurring. Various levels of personnel and departments need to be involved to ensure company-wide understanding and participation. The incident response team should include:

CEO/CTO: CEO/CTO react to the malicious messages throughout the organization and communicating with the board.

IT Department: It is important to have the technical leader and members of the IT department to put their input on the plan, but it cannot be solely their responsibility.

Communications/Public Relations: It is necessary to deal with the potential media coverage and the agree on the message to be communicated to the public.

Legal Counsel: Having a lawyer involved provides legal insight and the impact of the incident response. Moreover, they ensure that the incident response meets compliance and regulatory requirements

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After assembling a team, you will need to establish an incident response plan that has step by step instructions with key actions to be taken in the aftermath of an incident. Drills and exercises need to be implemented, so personnel is ready to respond when an incident happens. The reason for practice is to find weaknesses sooner and draw up a new plan if needed.

The biggest problem is that the team has to react fast. If you react quickly and effectively you will reduce your impact and cost. The team needs to have clear and constant communication throughout the remediation efforts.

If the incident has affected customers in any way, whether is is their data or specific to the company, the legal team needs to help to deal with this issue. The legal team should comply with any legislative requirements that need to be met.   

Finally, after the team discovers weaknesses and keeps all the solutions together, the most important conclusion is to ensure that the organization is prepared to handle any potential incident.

CyberSponse Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity automation and orchestration, helps accelerate an organization’s processes, security operations teams and incident responders. The CyberSponse platform enables organizations to seamlessly integrate, automate and playbook their security tool stack, enabling better, faster and more effective security operations. With a global presence, offering an enterprise platform, CyberSponse enables organizations to secure their security operations teams and environments. For more information, visit www.CyberSponse.com.

For more on Cyber Incident Response and how to use playbooks in your organization please check out our other website: IncidentResponse.com.

 

In the market today, the role of security analysts and demands for them have evolved. With a substantial influx of complex data for human operators to process and determine all aspects of security, automation is the term that is becoming increasingly common in the cybersecurity environment.

Computers are being used more and more to help make critical decisions and are doing so without human interaction. This is beginning a shift away from human involvement in solving cyber attacks and may be a direct suggestion of what is going happen to the security profession. Security automation is defined as technology that effectively clears the security decision-making process from the user. Across all different categories of cybersecurity, there is a big push to bring in a wide set of automation strategies that takes away the human error, covering all levels of the stack. Some SOCs are now machine-assisted and automate decision support like data gathering and running comparative analysis. As a result, organizations are looking how to automate cybersecurity operations.

Cyber Security Investment

Automation is entering the cybersecurity field and is becoming the norm. So, why is automation in security such a big deal? Does it mean that cybersecurity decisions will be done without any human involvement? If all this is happening, would it impact the demand for security jobs?

Like any other industry, automation in cybersecurity brings more efficiency and decreases operational time. Automation reduces risks and operational errors, where the human element plays a major role. Obviously, not all steps in cybersecurity can be automated. It is important for organizations to understand which exact detailed functions can and should be automated. Testing is a big part of security and in many aspects, it still depends on manual analysis. Major time saving is what automation can provide to companies. Automating processes in segments like operations and productions management, and industrial control systems improve overall cybersecurity performance.

Analysts with the right tools and processes are enabled to better focus on actually analyzing data and not repetitive mundane tasks. c Automation tools are playing an important part zeroing in on the intelligence for humans to take a call on. Automation will not reduce demand for security professionals because cybersecurity will still require people to manage the systems.

Automation plays a major role in many industries from manufacturing to transportation. Cybersecurity is no exception. Automation in air traffic control has only led to increasing capacity and accuracy. That is the consensus in terms of automation in security. It is expected that with the adoption of all these technologies, demand for security professionals will only go up. Cybersecurity needs smart talent with strong critical thinking skills to analyze threats and secure our networks.

CyberSponse Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity automation and orchestration, helps accelerate an organization’s processes, security operations teams and incident responders. The CyberSponse platform enables organizations to seamlessly integrate, automate and playbook their security tool stack, enabling better, faster and more effective security operations. With a global presence, offering an enterprise platform, CyberSponse enables organizations to secure their security operations teams and environments. For more information, visit www.CyberSponse.com.

For more on Cyber Incident Response and how to use playbooks in your organization please check out our other website: IncidentResponse.com.

It is really amazing when you think about how much data people put on the internet. From credit card information and online shopping to very personal information on social media, and even information as simple as emails between colleagues and conversations in chat rooms like Whatsapp.

Needless to say, there is a lot to worry about these days. Cyber breaches and various attacks that have affected so many people’s financial data and definitely was a big topic during the 2016 presidential elections and afterward.

Most people still neglect protecting their online data from hackers and different attacks. It is important to consider an attack from a hacker’s point of view. This way you can actually consider what data would be interesting to hackers and cyber criminals. Just as life circumstances change, your data privacy and cybersecurity priorities may change too.

The question is, who should you be worried about? Here are a few of people you should always be aware of, that may attack your information.

Criminal Hackers:  This might be the most obvious and most dangerous group to access your system. They can basically attack any system if they put their mind to it; they can put a virus or ransomware on your computer by simply hacking your social media through posting spam. Normally, criminal hackers are motivated by money and financial reward. Any measures you take against more dedicated criminal hackers will work against any level of hacking. So you should lock your systems up and back up your data to make it difficult to get access to.

Cyber Security Investment

Marketers and Legitimate Business: Almost all your personal information is on different sites and is available for various third parties to obtain. Through the use of public records, they know f what genre of movie you like to watch on Netflix or what political preferences you have. The reason why this should be a cause for concern, is third parties tracking your every move and personalize different marketing material (spam) depending on what you are doing online. If you are worried about this group collecting and using information, encrypt and defend your identity on different platforms and cookies preferences.

Governments: With all the secret documents and leaks coming out recently,  more and more citizens that are becoming skeptical about the U.S. government and its involvement in personal citizen’s’ life. But if you look at the grand scheme of things, other countries have a much worse track records regarding collecting people’s private data.

It is understood to have some level of anxiety related to these groups but it is knowing how much you are worrying about each group will guide your protection. Some people are using Tor browsers and encrypted communication channels. People’s web histories and searches may require more protection. There are tools that can help protect all of this information. Some of these are straightforward features and others are relatively disruptive in process of protecting you.

There are many ways you can mix cyber self-defense technologies. Using encrypted text and data apps for organizing activities, and turning on basic security layers for personal social media and online activities. Furthermore, if the communication is not especially sensitive they can opt out to take minimal cybersecurity measures. People need to protect their financial data and opt for using virtual private networks and security-enhancing tools when working online with financial information.

CyberSponse Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity automation and orchestration, helps accelerate an organization’s processes, security operations teams and incident responders. The CyberSponse platform enables organizations to seamlessly integrate, automate and playbook their security tool stack, enabling better, faster and more effective security operations. With a global presence, offering an enterprise platform, CyberSponse enables organizations to secure their security operations teams and environments. For more information, visit www.CyberSponse.com.

For more on Cyber Incident Response and how to use playbooks in your organization please check out our other website: IncidentResponse.com.

The main concern of a business executive is a company’s profitability. Every day corporate executives make decisions where to invest company money by comparing the costs and benefits, seeking to understand their return on investment (ROI). Finding ways to keep cost down while getting the most out of your protection against cybersecurity breaches is a struggle for most businesses. To make matters worse, some organizations are setting up complex systems and defense mechanisms that can make  ROI unquantifiable.

Bottom line, good security means no financial, brand and image loss to a business. On the other hand, the financial impact of a successful breach can be deadly to a corporation. Potential cyber breaches and their consequences justify the upfront and ongoing expense required to prevent its occurrence. Businesses of all sizes and every industry get breached. The question is, how do businesses calculate and measure how much security is enough security? The good news is that with the right strategy, calculation and communication, understanding the ROI on your cybersecurity plan is entirely possible.

First, there are costs involved in the overall implementation of a cybersecurity plan, such as monitoring systems and incident response software. These expenses can be easily measured.

Secondly, recognizing and showing the benefits that can help strengthen a case for enhanced incident management can be very helpful. Far too often, cybersecurity measures focus squarely on prevention, when in reality it’s the remediation that can truly quantify the return. In reality, it is not the attack that is costly; but rather the expense involved in identifying, isolating, and resolving the issue before it has a chance to cause any damage.

The majority of large corporations today find out that attacks are usually coming from their bank or a third party vendor. Using outside sources to detect breaches takes a greater amount of time than having products you can use in-house. Cybersecurity breaches happen in mere minutes. The gap between a compromise and detection is alarming, to say the least, and that’s without taking into account the amount of time it takes to recover. Most of the mean time to resolution (MTTR) is spent determining the actual problem, and the remainder is spent fixing the damages and resolving the problem.

With the right technology and tools, there can be significant savings in MTTR alone. Keeping in mind that the type and severity of incidents will vary, it is essential to rank the incidents by resolution time and cost. The costs associated with support personnel may also vary based on level and skillset. Once you conduct an initial assessment and use the formula of Annual Cost of Incidents X Reduced Time to Resolution (%) = Annual Savings you can potentially save about 50-75 percent with your tools.

Currently, IT executives understand the importance of investing in cybersecurity; the problem occurs when they need to convince other executives and corporate leadership.

An important element of ensuring that all your tools are operating to maximum capacity is to get a Security Orchestration Automation Response (SOAR) product, like CyberSponse. This will help you create playbooks, which in turn help you assess what tools you will need and be ready whenever an attack is to follow. You will need the best of the best in the category, CyberSponse.  

CyberSponse Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity automation and orchestration, helps accelerate an organization’s processes, security operations teams and incident responders. The CyberSponse platform enables organizations to seamlessly integrate, automate and playbook their security tool stack, enabling better, faster and more effective security operations. With a global presence, offering an enterprise platform, CyberSponse enables organizations to secure their security operations teams and environments. For more information, visit www.CyberSponse.com.

For more on Cyber Incident Response and how to use playbooks in your organization please check out our other website: IncidentResponse.com.

With a gigantic number of security alerts and threat intelligence to manage, it seems like an impossible task for managers to get a complete and accurate view of all cyber attacks. It has become almost an impossible task to manage risk. There is simply too much information to collect, organize, and analyze.

What do you need the most when you start building a product? Right tools for the job, right? It is the same in cybersecurity. You need the right cybersecurity tools to build a lasting and strong cyber defense from different events. These various tools work together to detect and prioritize threats. All the tools are managed through playbooks created by a security team to respond to incidents. No matter the size of the company or the type of data you want to protect, to understand your threat landscape is very crucial. The solution to all these problems seems like an easy one, but finding the right tools is not an easy task.
Finding the right software and tools is about making the right decision based on the return on investment (ROI). Firstly, security managers need to understand what each tool does and from there they can make the right decision in picking the tools they will need. There is no crystal ball that will predict when breaches happen, but you need to have your machines ready to respond automatically. This can definitely change the company’s way and timeline of defending and responding to attacks.

Company’s size and infrastructure also play a huge role in building its cybersecurity capabilities. Of course, when it comes to tools, one of the main factors is the size of your business. If you are small and medium enterprise, it does not make sense for you to purchase the enterprise-grade tool. That would make no financial sense and, at the end, it will end up ruining the security you are trying to build. It will not scale far enough for your company to fit an enterprise size security system.
Businesses need to take into account how long it will take to actually have these tools installed. Hardware, software or virtual appliances need to be tested. The types of threats that businesses experiences should be considered. They differ in diverse industries. Some vendors specialize in certain sectors like finance and healthcare. Others in education and utility business. Obviously, you would like the tools and the toolkit that integrate with your pre-existing tools, if not it is best to look at other vendors.

The importance of these tools cannot be more emphasized. Purchasing security analytics tools, theoretically, would make a business more secure. Purchasing the right security analytics tools is what actually ensures it. These tips will help you get started.
An important part to ensure all your tools are operating in max capacity is to get a Security Orchestration Automation Response (SOAR) product, like CyberSponse. This will help you create playbooks that help you learn what tools you will need and be ready whenever an attack is to follow.  You will need the best of the best in the category, CyberSponse.  

CyberSponse Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity automation and orchestration, helps accelerate an organization’s processes, security operations teams and incident responders. The CyberSponse platform enables organizations to seamlessly integrate, automate and playbook their security tool stack, enabling better, faster and more effective security operations. With a global presence, offering an enterprise platform, CyberSponse enables organizations to secure their security operations teams and environments. For more information, visit www.CyberSponse.com.
For more on Incident Response and how to use playbooks in your organization please check out our other website: IncidentResponse.com.