Protecting Your Startup Security: Network Detection and Response

By Brian Wallace Brian Wallace has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on March 2, 2023

In this technology-driven world, network security is one of the most important things to an up-and-coming business. Did you know that 79% of organizations are struggling to detect due to the increased use of encryption? Cyberattacks are on the rise, with 236.1 million ransomware attacks occurring worldwide just in the first six months of 2022 alone. What’s worse, traditional security measures are no longer as effective in preventing or even detecting malware attacks.

Why are Security Measures Failing?

72% of attackers destroy their logs which covers their tracks and can make detecting them very difficult for traditional security systems. Dwell time between stealth intrusions and attacks of malware has also increased by 36%, leaving a very narrow window to detect and stop breaches in security. With the increase in encryption, 80% of network traffic is no longer able to be inspected by legacy tools.

Hackers are also able to use network dark space to encrypt their activity. Network dark space is any network infrastructure that does not appear in firewalls, routers, endpoints, or hosts. By bypassing these common defenses within the network, attackers have free reign across the network. 

When attacks come in from network dark space,  IT professionals are left in the dark regarding potential threats. In fact, 59% of IT professionals say they cannot secure against encrypted traffic threats. With 90% of web traffic being encrypted in 2021, it can be difficult to detect where a threat is coming from, and it can take up to a full year before a threat is even found. 

To avoid these problems in your business, it is important to install the most up-to-date and effective systems possible. Luckily, there is a new way to increase your network security that is easy to use and can be installed in a matter of minutes.

NDR to the Rescue

Network Detection and Response (NDR) systems detect suspicious network traffic that might be missed, allowing IT teams to respond better to hidden threats. NDR systems monitor traffic flows across the entire network and provide real-time alerts to ensure nothing is missed, and all incidents are recorded and responded to. 

With a streamlined operation, IT professionals can confidently respond to the most important and pressing threats while also gaining information on how the threats progressed to see any potential holes in their security. 

These security systems can also monitor encrypted information as well as attribute the malicious behavior to a specific IP address. This not only identifies the threat but can also locate exactly where it is coming from and prevent any repeat attacks coming from the same person. All information is saved and recorded to support retrospective threat intelligence and aid in any future threat-hunting endeavors. 

In Conclusion 

NDR systems can be the solution to the ever-pressing problem of encrypted cyberattacks. If you are looking for a new means of network security, these systems are a great place to start. Learn more about the benefits of these systems and how they can increase cyber security in the infographic below

Source: Live Action

By Brian Wallace Brian Wallace has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Brian Wallace is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and podcast host. He is the Founder and President of NowSourcing and has been featured in Forbes, TIME, and The New York Times. Brian previously wrote for Mashable and currently writes for Hacker Noon, CMSWire, Business 2 Community, and more. His Next Action podcast features entrepreneurs trying to get to the next level. Brian also hosts #LinkedInLocal events all over the country, promoting the use of LinkedIn among professionals wanting to grow their careers.

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