right boom Piergiorgio Venuti

How to manage the “right boom” after a security incident with Log Management, IT monitoring and SOCaaS services

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The “right boom” refers to the frenetic situation that occurs in the immediate aftermath of a major cybersecurity incident such as a data breach or ransomware attack. When a business suffers a breach, it’s critical to act quickly to contain the damage, restore systems, assist affected customers, and initiate a forensic investigation. This intense phase of activity is known as the “right boom”.

Effectively managing the right boom after an accident is critical but extremely challenging. IT and security teams must work closely together to gather evidence, reconstruct events, and bring systems back online quickly and securely. That’s why services like Log Management, IT monitoring and Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) are indispensable.

What is Log Management

Log Management consists of the centralized collection, analysis and archiving of logs generated by hardware, software, applications and other IT components. Logs contain valuable information about user activities and system operations. A log management solution collects this scattered data and aggregates it to provide a unified view of what is happening across your IT infrastructure.

During the right boom, immediate access to detailed logs on all compromised systems is invaluable for reconstructing attack history and identifying the input vector used by attackers.

The importance of ICT monitoring

Monitoring your IT infrastructure is critical for quickly identifying and resolving issues that could cause costly downtime. An ICT monitoring solution collects key metrics such as CPU and memory usage, available storage space, and the availability of servers, applications, and services.

During the right boom, real-time monitoring of all systems is essential to verify stability and performance while trying to restore operations. Monitoring dashboards provide visibility into the health of your systems, allowing you to quickly identify any problems or abnormal behavior.

Security Operations Center as a Service

A Security Operations Center (SOC) is a center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing and responding to security events 24/7. A SOC brings together tools such as SIEMs, intrusion detection systems, and endpoint monitoring and response technologies.

A SOC’s staff includes experienced security analysts who can effectively coordinate the response to a large-scale incident. During the right boom, a SOCaaS partner is indispensable:

  • Gli analisti del SOC possono condurre l’indagine forense e identificare l’origine e la causa dell’attacco.
  • The SOC provides expert recommendations on how to contain the breach and recover systems safely.
  • The SOC continuously monitors IT environments during the right boom to identify suspicious activity.

Esternalizzando al SOCaaS si ottiene supporto immediato da professionisti esperti durante la fase critica del right boom.

The advantages of having all the data available to reconstruct an accident

To fully investigate the cause of an attack and prevent future similar incidents, you need comprehensive, centralized data on all activities prior to and during the breach.

Having access to detailed logs from multiple sources provides an accurate history of how the attack unfolded, empowering your response team. The consolidated data also helps identify precursor signals that may have been missed.

Finally, secure log retention helps demonstrate compliance with regulations like GDPR and provides digital evidence that can support lawsuits against attackers.

Conclusion

To effectively manage the right boom after a major security incident, companies need comprehensive Log Management, IT Monitoring and SOCaaS solutions. These services provide visibility, investigative data, specialized expertise, and 24/7 monitoring during hectic post-incident response and recovery activities. Investing in these critical capabilities allows you to minimize the impact of breaches and resume operations as quickly as possible.

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