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Overcoming Standardisation Challenges in Threat Detection and Response: Strategies and Best Practices.

April 24, 2023

Introduction –

The rapid growth of the IT market and other technologies attracts the attention of many hackers. The vital role of security experts and SOC teams is to detect and respond to such attacks when these occur using all the effective security solutions. The solutions come from standardisation, monitoring the organisation's network activities, and drawing meaningful insights from the data for signs of cyber threats. But without proper standard techniques, organisations will lag, and thus, the first step towards the right approach is to deal with standardisation challenges. The article is about all the techniques for removing the chances of vulnerabilities using standard approaches.


Lack of standardisation challenges in detection and response

Every organisation leverages IT solutions for a revolutionised business with optimised maintenance of network security. They rely on information technology for more productive outcomes, securing data and troubleshooting, implementing effective business decisions, etc.

With these prerequisites, many overlook the need for standardised requirements, which makes the business more secure and free from vulnerabilities. Ensuring compatibility and interoperability between multiple devices, protocols, and guidelines becomes challenging for organisations and cybersecurity teams. It can increase the chances of cyberattacks and abet cyberpunks carrying out cyberattacks.


The following are the solutions for dealing with the lack of standardisation:

1.Adopt a framework:

Adopting a framework can help organisations improve their security posture and implement robust security solutions. We are certified SOCaaS with certified CISA, CISSP, ITIL, CDPSE, and ISO 9001, assisting our customers in condensing enterprise standards and best approaches into a collection of guidelines for planning, executing, and maintaining a secure IT infrastructure. We help organisations reduce complexities and set proper standardisation methods to detect and respond to cyber threats.

2.Standard procedures:

Standard procedures and techniques can help deal with the lack of adequate security service and ensure compatibility in the network. When an organisation implements standard procedures for the latest threat detection, response, and reporting, it promotes the threat response abilities of an organisation. As the business evolves, there is a need for consistent and repeatable solutions for dealing with security complications.


If an organisation faces cyberattacks and needs to implement robust solutions, the security team first analyses the attack pattern, detects and then responds to the attack. This time negligence can give an advantage to cyber criminals to cause more adverse damage. Thus, to prevent these, we, as SOCaaS, bring solutions like collaboration with third-party victims that can lessen the time between discovering new threats and security implementation.


Along with all the above solutions, it is crucial for security teams and other professionals within an organisation to understand the importance of adequate security measures and procedures. Security awareness training sessions can be helpful for organisations to spread security alertness, protect sensitive information, and conventional cyber hygiene. These can help organisations protect themselves against emerging cybercrimes.

5.Incident response plan:

A standard incident response plan can help minimise vulnerabilities, boost recovery duration, repair business operations, and avoid high costs. We help our customers in the detection and response to threats with consistent and repeatable procedures. An organisation's security team must understand the defence-in-depth approach with robust incident response plans to remediate vulnerabilities.


Communication builds the foundation of the relationships between security professionals and other branches of an organisation. We provide facilities such as templates for weekly and monthly reports and notification emails with standards that help security and SOC teams address risk more effectively. Additionally, we provide monthly report reviews and receive customer feedback every month.


Cybersecurity Audit refers to assessing an organisation's established security approaches, compliance and identifying vulnerabilities. The critical reason behind auditing is to identify and address the areas of weak links across digital infrastructures, ensuring 360-degree in-depth compliance. It helps organisations mitigate the risk of a data breach and adverse security incidents and stay ahead of cybercriminals.


Many organisations rely on automation to prevent cyberattacks. Automation is the only cyber approach to detect the volume of threats and respond faster to cyber threats. Based on the current global cyber threat environment, leveraging automation techniques with AI and Machine learning can support organisations in strengthening their security posture.


Conclusion –

We hope these techniques bring benefits to those struggling with standardisation issues. To address cyber threats, an organisation must conduct standard security strategies for extending visibility and threat hunting.

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