SCC and IBM QRadar

A security solution for businesses of all sizes

Historically, security information and event management (SIEM) solutions were complex and used principally by large enterprises. However, newer, more progressive SIEM solutions are designed for businesses of all sizes.

The challenge

The cybersecurity industry is facing a major skills shortage at a time of increased vulnerability as attacks grow in volume and sophistication. Therefore, security solutions must be designed to enable you to be effective at your job, despite limited resources. Effective SIEMs use a combination of real-time correlation, anomaly detection, machine learning and behaviour analytics to find both known — and unknown — threats. They also use advanced correlation to connect the dots and understand related threat activities. The best SIEM solutions address a wide variety of organisations, regardless of if they’re a growing business just getting started with security monitoring, or if they’re a Fortune 20 global enterprise in need of advanced use cases.

The solution

IBM QRadar helps manage defences against growing threats by evolving and scaling security operations through integrated visibility, detection, investigation, and response.

  • Gain complete visibility into your environment and apply advanced analytics to prioritise your most critical threats.
  • Scale rapidly with out of the box support for thousands of security use cases and integrations.
  • Detect threats in real time with advanced analytics and threat intelligence embedded with deep expertise from years of protecting Fortune 100 companies.
  • Accelerate compliance and manage regulatory risk with support for GDPR, ISO 27001, HIPAA and more.
  • Leverage IBM Watson to force multiply security teams with AI-driven investigations that prioritise and automate triage – resulting in an up to 60x improvement in speed of investigation.
  • Respond to threats faster and more efficiently with orchestration and automation, case management and dynamic playbooks provided by tight integration with IBM Security SOAR.

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Case Study – Where we’ve done it

— An SCC customer in the financial services industry leveraged SCC’s Security Operations Center (SOC) to remove common constraints around security whilst ensuring full visibility, allowing them to focus on their business. With too much data but not enough actionable information and no dedicated security consultants, the customer was at risk of multiple unidentified attacks infiltrating the network. With so much unmanageable data, the customer could only investigate what are perceived as easily recognisable cyber-attacks, creating significant volumes of false positives and little visibility of potentially harmful attacks. This lack of visibility means intrusions could not be analysed without consolidating data from multiple point systems. In a decentralised, non-SIEM environment, the customer was having to view and understand the nature of issues and alerts on several systems, in order to confirm an attack. This is a highly ineffective means of determining the root cause of an attack – as well as how to respond – and time to remediation will be dramatically increased SCC worked in partnership with the customer to provide its SOC service, enabling real time, rapid and thorough analysis of security events originating from both internal and external sources to the network. The customer is now able to detect anomalies, uncover advanced threats and removes false positives. This service is delivered form SCC’s Cyber Security Centre in the UK, where a team of Security Analysts monitor incoming alerts and events. The SOC service remains continually up to date with the latest threats and vulnerabilities provided. It then uses an advanced Sense Analytics engine to normalise and correlate this data and identifies security offences requiring investigation.

Introducing the SCC IBM Engagement Centre

The SCC and IBM Engagement Centre is a handy portal for all businesses, designed for easy navigation and ease-of-use. Businesses can explore our comprehensive range of innovative solutions built upon IBM technologies. The unique centre showcases different rooms, taking you through a journey of discovery, design, supply, management and optimisation for tailor made offerings. No matter what the solution a business is looking for, we’re confident we can deliver the best possible outcomes. Click here to register and visit the Security room in the SCC and IBM Engagement Centre.

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