An XDR implementation can quickly turn into a very large consulting project requiring significant time and budget
As cybersecurity professionals we’re accustomed to change. We know that as soon as new attack vectors emerge, threat actors change their approaches to achieve their goals. So, we change accordingly – adding a new security tool or new process as needed. But over the last couple of years, the acceleration of digital transformation, remote work and moving to the cloud have forced security practitioners to take a more holistic approach to detection and response.
Security practitioners have had to rethink detection to include a breadth and depth of information from disparate systems and sources across the infrastructure in order to better understand and defend against threats. Similarly, they have had to update their approach to response to include all the enforcement points across the infrastructure impacted by an attack. And to support these new detection and response requirements, they’ve had to prioritize and improve how systems and tools work together. As a result, Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is gaining a lot of traction.