Recovery from a disaster all depends on the response. If someone gets in a car accident and is seriously injured, their recovery relies on how quickly the problem can be identified and treated. A data breach works like a serious injury to your business.
For a quick recovery, you need managed detection and response. Here’s why:
Is Your Data at Risk?
Every single business that has information online is at risk of a data breach. 30,000 websites are hacked each day; hundreds of billions of spam and phishing emails are sent every day; hundreds of millions of people are affected every year by data breaches.
The paper trail and evidence for online crimes are slim and the financial opportunity is high, which means cybercrime will always be a challenge for business owners.
If you’re a small business, you’re an easier target for bad actors. With less money for security and fewer resources, you’re more vulnerable to attack.
What Is MDR and How Does It Impact Your Data Security?
When your business is on the line, you need more than a firewall. Managed detection and response (MDR) is a 24/7 fully-managed service that helps you prevent and respond to cyber threats.
A third-party cybersecurity provider will employ their advanced tools so you can stay ahead of malicious actors. MDR solutions work by using advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities to detect any suspicious activity on your network as it happens. The provider will be able to quickly assess threats, determine their scope, and take action to prevent future incidents from occurring.
Generation IX’s managed detection and response can automatically block 99.98% of threats—our expert analysts spend their time watching and reacting to the other .02%. MDR gives you tools to stop cyberattacks and the expertise you need to respond to them.
The 3 Steps MDR Takes to Prevent Million-Dollar Losses
The name—managed detection response—covers two of the three steps that make up the service but we can’t forget remediation! Here’s a breakdown of what MDR solutions do for your data security:
Cybersecurity providers use a variety of tools to help detect threats as they occur. Many of these rely on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms which are designed to spot unusual or suspicious network activity.
Advanced analytics are also used to identify patterns in data and uncover hidden relationships between different elements that could indicate malicious activity. Other tools help detect malicious code, worms, different types of malware, and other forms of advanced human-led attacks.
Once a threat is detected, the cybersecurity provider will quickly respond to it by taking steps to mitigate the damage or stop it entirely. This could involve isolating infected systems or shutting down access points until the threat can be fully resolved.
The goal is to limit the impact of the attack and take steps to prevent it from happening again.
After a threat has been detected and responded to, the provider will work with you to remediate any remaining issues that could lead to future attacks. This might include updating software or applications, patching vulnerabilities, or taking other measures to strengthen your security posture.
Managed detection and response is an important tool in the fight against cybercrime because it helps you respond quickly and effectively to threats. The biggest indication of your recovery after a data breach is your immediate response—with MDR, you don’t have to worry about being caught off guard.
Be Protected With Enterprise-Level Tools When You Partner With Generation IX
With 24/7 monitoring, full-scale incident response, monthly reports, and more, Generation IX’s MDR solutions prevent devastating cyberattacks. Our team of experienced cybersecurity professionals will be there to help you through any incident and ensure your company stays ahead of malicious actors.
Don’t leave your data security up to luck—schedule a consultation with our team and get the peace of mind you need to focus on your business.
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