Cybersecurity risks are nothing new. Businesses have traditionally used passwords and tools such as endpoint protection and firewalls to try to keep attackers out. However, in recent years, the cybersecurity monitoring landscape has changed and these conventional defences are no longer adequate.
Cybersecurity monitoring – also known as managed detection and response – allows you to take your cybersecurity to the next level. As your network is professionally monitored on a 24/7 basis, it can detect if someone is trying to break in or if a breach has already occurred, so any threats are identified and contained as quickly as possible.
Monitoring will highlight other risks too – such as employees logging in from unusual locations or downloading large amounts of data. It also provides valuable reassurance to customers and regulators that you are serious about cybersecurity and are taking every step to safeguard data.
Most businesses have relied on standard cybersecurity tools which aim tprevent attacks from occurring. However, the business environment has changed. There are a number of reasons why they now need to reconsider their strategy and take a more pro-active approach to cybersecurity:
It is clear that companies need to take their security to the next level, and 24-monitoring is the logical next step. Of course, monitoring by itself will not fix the problem so it needs to be combined with a rapid response service in the form of a security and operations centre, with expert staff are on hand to deal with any issues.
While the use of cybersecurity monitoring has been growing, until recently it has been beyond the reach of the majority of businesses, as only a few have the resources to run their own operation and outsourced services are aimed at large corporates.
bluedog aims to revolutionise the market and bring cybersecurity monitoring within reach of businesses of all sizes for the first time. Our innovative model uses machine learning to spot unusual activity. It then alerts bluedog’s security operations centre, where a highly trained cybersecurity team can analyse and respond to potential threats.