While trends are developing today to enhance collaborative cybersecurity within organizations, we need to break down these silos between organizations as well, as seen with Fusion Centers.
Unify key processes and close significant gaps between detection and response capabilities
Security teams use different tools and technologies to build a dynamic security posture and gain deeper visibility into the threat landscape. To aid in their fight, most enterprise organizations have deployed dozens of cybersecurity tools, leading to mass volumes of security information and data. Despite this, many continue to fall victim to attackers who have figured out how to slip through holes that disparate systems and siloed data leave open.
Cyber Fusion Solutions or Centers are starting to emerge to help break down silos to enhance and improve enterprise security. Cyber Fusion Center’s combine cyber threat intelligence with threat defense operations into a single, integrated security entity, fusing together previously disparate sources, teams, and security tools, including threat intelligence, security automation, threat response, security orchestration, incident response, and others, to better integrate security activities and reduce risks.
Anomali is committed to helping organizations understand the benefits of how Cyber Fusion Centers can help speed up the detection and response process to defend against potential threats.
What is CyberFusion?
Thirty years ago, military intelligence organizations developed the concept of cyber fusion, which combines HUMINT (human Intelligence) with COMINT (computer intelligence). They used the idea to collaborate with different intelligence communities and gain an in-depth understanding of the threat landscape. Cyber fusion is becoming increasingly popular in the cybersecurity industry, with organizations creating cyber fusion centers or using technologies like threat intelligence management or XDR (extended detection and response) solutions to eliminate silos, enhance threat visibility, and increase cyber resilience and collaboration between security teams.
Cyber fusion offers a unified approach to cybersecurity by combining the intelligence from different teams into one cohesive picture to make informed decisions. It also helps to integrate contextualized strategic, tactical, and operational threat intelligence for immediate threat hunting, prediction, detection, and analysis.
What is a Cyber Fusion Center?
A cyber fusion center (CFC) is a next-generation SOC designed to enhance and improve security for enterprises. A cyber fusion center combines standard cybersecurity services, such as threat detection, and response, with advanced security features and technologies, including threat intelligence, SIEM technologies, and user and entities behavior analytics. Cyber fusion centers also incorporate previously disparate but related teams such as security operations (secops) and IT operations to better integrate security activities and facilitate real-time intelligence sharing.
How do Cyber Fusion Centers help?
- Cyber Fusion Centers help combine all security functions into one cohesive unit, detecting, managing and responding to threats in an integrated and collaborative manner. By breaking down barriers between security information silos and functions, organizations are able to unify key processes and close significant gaps between detection and response capabilities.
- Anomali helps organizations eliminate barriers and build bridges to implement an effective Cyber Fusion Center. Anomali automates threat analysis from data collected across an organization to pinpoint relevant threats, improve analyst productivity and enhance response capabilities. This streamlined process helps ensure collaboration across all security teams in real-time to operationalize intelligence and inform an effective response.
Anomali integrates the world’s largest intelligence repository with an organization’s security telemetry to deliver extended detection and response capabilities that quickly uncover covert activity to stop attackers and help prevent breaches.
Key Elements of Cyber Fusion
The cyber fusion approach aims to integrate threat intelligence across all security facets of an organization to tackle targeted threats. This strategy allows security analysts to contextualize their findings by linking them to specific security incidents.
Detecting threats quickly is the main goal of any strong security program. Cyber threat intelligence can be used by analysts across the organization to validate and understand the threat, and then enable security teams to quickly contain it. Threat intelligence gives defenders the ability to actively and proactively protect all their assets.
With volumes of threat intelligence data generated every day, cybersecurity teams find it difficult to keep up with the volume of threats. Cyber fusion capabilities can help reduce security team workloads and improve the threat analysis process.
What is the Difference Between a Cyber Fusion Center and a Security Operations Center?
Cyber fusion centers are a next-generation approach that provides continuous improvement to threat management by bringing together elated teams through collaborative efforts and knowledge sharing. A SOC’s role primarily involves detecting, identifying, investigating, and responding to incidents. However, a cyber fusion center goes one step further by enhancing operational effectiveness to improve an organizations’ overall security profile and capabilities. In some cases, Cyber fusion centers can help foster collaboration between teams to operate more effectively in today’s threat landscape.
Can I experience Cyber Fusion without a Cyber Fusion Center?
Cyber fusion takes a proactive approach to cybersecurity that helps organizations break down barriers and open communications across their entire organization to help them identify and address cyber risks before they become an issue. A cyber fusion approach helps foster collaboration among different departments within the company to focus on areas that ensure protection against relevant threats.
By getting more people involved in keeping up with security issues and cyber incidents, organizations can integrate actionable intelligence to ensure their investments and resources focus right where they need to be.
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Cohesive security solutions to help eliminate critical gaps in your threat defenses.
Operationalize your threat intelligence under a single platform to speed detection, streamline investigations and increase analyst productivity.
Detect and respond to threats in real-time by automatically correlating ALL security telemetry against active threat intelligence to expose (un)known threats and decisively respond.
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Organizations rely on Anomali to harness the power of threat intelligence to deliver effective extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities.