At the core of an organization’s security program is the ability to effectively monitor, detect and respond to security threats. As the central hub for threat information, the strategy, risk and architecture teams benefit from upstream and downstream telemetry to influence the overall security program and operations. A data breach or cyberattack can be a devastating event for your organization. Incidents such as ransomware attacks are increasing and can paralyze your organization for weeks, disrupting your ability to run your business and serve your clients. The efforts needed to respond to and recover from incidents can be complicated and time consuming. To protect their organization effectively, security executives must refine their detection and response capabilities, and develop and improve their incident response processes and plans. When considering outsourcing solutions to these challenges, organizations are best served by working with a trusted partner—as opposed to a service vendor—who can advise them before and after a cyberincident as well as proactively identify and remediate threat actors before the organization gets infected or re-infected by an attack.
We understand the magnitude of your complex security challenges. Our specialists have in-depth, risk-based security monitoring and response experience for the middle market, including forensics and response ﬁelds such as law enforcement, military, intelligence and corporate investigations. We’ll help you investigate the cyberincident then recommend a forensic, end-to-end solution that provides threat visibility coverage customized to your environment’s security needs. Our solutions go beyond what a traditional managed services provider typically offers, including file integrity monitoring, security configuration assessment and compliance verification and reporting. We’ll also work closely with you to ensure your security solution is cost conscious without compromising on service and is delivered and deployed on your timetable.
Your organization’s technology footprint generates millions—if not billions—of events, any one of which may disclose clues to a potential adversary in their attempts to compromise your environment. Continuous monitoring is a must to help organizations sift through the noise and generate meaningful insights. When an incident is detected, the event should be prioritized based on criticality and risk to your organization, then appropriate notifications and escalations should be activated. Building the internal capabilities to operate a 24/7/365 security operations center is time consuming and very costly. Organizations need to weigh the costs of building in-house capabilities against the benefits of working with third-party providers who benefit from economies of scale and can provide high value at an attractive cost point.
RSM Defense, our managed security operations center (SOC), can function as your around-the-clock vigilant observer and react to threats in near real time. Our XDR platform and services cover your entire computing infrastructure, from ingesting telemetry from your PCs and mobile devices to monitoring your on-premises data center and cloud computing environments. Our team will assist you with implementing your own capabilities as well as operating your internal monitoring platforms. We’ll work with you on:
Threat intelligence is a critical component of an effective security monitoring and response program. Threat intelligence helps qualify security threats against known suspicious activity, shares back intelligence to the organization’s security community, provides confirmation that others have seen the activity and helps identify additional attack vectors. It also incorporates risk scoring of threat actors and creates personas to understand the personality of the attacker.
RSM’s threat intelligence team will help investigate information on open and closed sources to determine if adversaries are planning to target your organization or industry, of if nefarious activity is already underway. Our team will help you with:
Organizations leverage a multitude of monitoring tools for operational and security purposes. Investigating and responding to the volume of alerts generated in a timely manner is a daunting task for most security teams. The mean time to detect (MTTD) and respond (MTTR) to high-fidelity alerts is a critical component of successful security operations. Teams need a method to filter through large volumes of low-fidelity alerts quickly to reduce the MTTR while maintaining consistent triage activities. Through the use of orchestration and automation tools, analysts’ can increase productivity, allowing the team to quickly identify and respond to low-fidelity alerts with a predefined set of actions, reducing MTTD and MTTR, and refocusing efforts on tasks with greater value to the organization.
RSM’s monitoring and response specialists will help you determine how to effectively implement automation and orchestration capabilities within your environment. Our team will work with you in areas such as:
Automated detection tools inundate security operations teams with events. Sifting through the profusion of data to identity the most complicated and advanced threats is the job of an organization’s threat hunters. Programmatic tools only provide clues to the potential threat. The threat hunting team works constantly to neutralize adversaries prior to execution of an attack. They are the elite unit within the security program; key to their success is their ability to think like an attacker, understand the latest attack vectors and methods, leverage similar tools and techniques, then sift through all the noise with the primary goal of identifying the attack before it occurs.
RSM’s threat hunting team is continuously exercising in a constantly escalating game of cat-and-mouse with our world-class penetration team to refine their skill sets. Our team will work with you on:
When an intrusion is detected within your organization, it’s critical to contain and eradicate it immediately. While many monitoring and detection tools can help determine the attack chain, organizations often have questions in the aftermath of an incident the tool cannot answer satisfactorily. To help the organization feel confident they’ve put intrusions behind them and begin the recovery process, it’s necessary to involve individuals that specialize in handling compromised environments. Incident response teams typically comprise core members of the security and technology teams as well as specialized third-party skill sets available at a moment’s notice.
Determining the avenues and methods that led to the compromise requires preservation of critical information and vast knowledge of the adversary’s methods. The incident response team must work cautiously to avoid disturbing or destroying evidence and meticulously document each and every step taken in preparation for potential legal action. RSM’s incident response team will work with your organization to provide clarity around detected intrusions and advise you on a range of incident response activities with the goal of helping contain and prevent further harm. Our team will help with:
Preparing for post-incident investigation activities is as crucial as responding to the event itself. Often the organization is faced with the decision to move forward with legal actions or cooperate with law enforcement agencies. With the goal of preserving the integrity of the evidence in its most original form, skilled practitioners must meticulously investigate, document, collect and examine the available information in accordance with strict procedures while leveraging specialized tools. Preparing for expert witness testimony also requires extensive preparation and understanding of the events surrounding the investigation.
RSM’s digital forensics team will help identify and preserve information that can be used in an investigation or later proceedings as well as conduct further analysis in support of the recovery of computer systems and networks. We’ll work with you on:
Your organization’s environment can be chaotic following a breach or compromise. Fresh off the pain of managing response activities, the executive committee will ask, “When do we return to business as usual?” Often this question is directed to the security and technology teams responsible for restoring critical business systems as they work through the operational aspects of an investigation. Understanding your priority systems and maintaining clean and available backups are a necessity to help facilitate the road to recovery. Working with a team of professionals experienced with navigating the ins and outs of recovery events is critical for successful recovery.
RSM’s response and recovery teams work with organizations to securely recover their technology environment necessary to drive normal business operations after an incident occurs. Our team will help you with: