Xtended detection and reaction (XDR), which combines security technology with the changing approach to cybersecurity, is the future. And while many organizations are scrambling to integrate XDR into their cybersecurity strategies – even more are still trying to figure out what XDR really is and if it’s even the right solution for their organization.
But there are some organizations that are getting lost in the debate and are wondering if there is a place for them in this new frontier of cybersecurity: organizations with lean security teams and limited resources.
Fortunately, Cynet, a cybersecurity company, is hosting an upcoming webinar in partnership with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) that will explore how choosing the right XDR can be impactful for companies lean security teams [register here]. During the webinar, Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst with ESG, and George Tubin, Director of Product Strategy at Cynet, will cover:
- Lean security teams’ unique cybersecurity challenges
- Why XDR solutions built for organizations with large security teams can make these challenges worse
- How Cynet 360 AutoXDR(tm) is purpose-built to enhance and simplify cybersecurity for lean security teams with limited budgets, people and skills
What is XDR?
XDR, a new technology, is being considered by cybersecurity professionals to improve detection and response abilities. It increases visibility across the organization and extends reach.
XDR can provide multiple detection technology options or pull data from different security technologies owned by an organization. The platform then correlates these data to give a complete picture of an attack, threat or environment. These data sources include cloud security, endpoint detection, response (EDR), network analytics and email security. It’s designed to dramatically increase a security operations center’s (SOC) efficiency and improve accuracy.
This is a great solution for companies that already have many security tools but want to maximize their investments. XDR solutions can be costly for some companies, and they may need to purchase additional technologies.
While many enterprises are prepared to pay more to have greater visibility and to pull data from a single source, not all organizations have the financial resources or the ability to purchase a variety of security technology solutions.
Can lean security teams leverage XDR?
It’s commonly believed that XDR is only a viable solution for enterprise teams because they own cumbersome security stacks that are in desperate need of consolidation. Security teams with smaller budgets and less staff are unable to manage large security systems.
Further, these smaller organizations often have different security needs from enterprise organizations, and they face distinctive challenges. In some cases, XDR can complicate a lean security team’s operations rather than improve it. These security leaders aren’t exploring XDR as a possible solution to their security problems.
However, cybersecurity experts have a different take on the story – pointing to the fact that the right XDR could be a real game changer for security departments with limited resources.
A webinar for lean security teams
Starting May 5, 2022, Enterprise Strategy Group’s and Cynet’s cybersecurity experts will begin their webinar series discussing the ways in which XDR can be the right solution for organizations with resource-constrained security teams.
If you’d like to find out more about the webinar and to register, click here.