Emerging Threat Detection
Threat emerging threat detection must keep up with attacks as they evolve. Attackers change up their evasion techniques, infection methods and even their name to slip by traditional detection systems. To address these challenges, new methods of detection have emerged such as Network Detection and Response (NDR), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR).
Reactive vs Proactive
Traditional systems rely on signatures and patterns to detect threats. These legacy systems often generate high levels of false positives, meaning benign activities are flagged as threats leading to wasted resources and unneeded alerts. They can also miss some threats altogether, exposing the organization to risk.
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Strategies for Emerging Threat Detection in Cybersecurity
The security team needs to have the right tools in place to detect these advanced threats. They need to be able to see the entire threat landscape and have access to on-demand, fully verified threat intelligence that provides deeper context. This can help them to stay ahead of attackers and prevent attacks before they happen.
This is what emerging threat detection is all about. The goal is to give the security team the ability to spot a new threat as soon as it emerges and respond quickly to reduce the chance of a successful attack.
This is why the Cymulate team continually tracks and tests new threats with their extensive cyber range. As these emerging threats come to light, the Cymulate team then builds these new threat detection scenarios into their platform so that organizations can quickly test their security controls against them.