In a previous post, 5 Elements of Prevention in Cyber Protection for MSPs, we talked about how MSPs can plan and benchmark their cyber-protection plan, lower risk, and implement preventative measures. This post outlines 5 elements of detection in cyber protection for MSPs.
The first phase, Prevention, focuses on proactively protecting your data, systems, and applications by preventing attacks from happening in the first place. The second phase, Detection, focuses on identifying issues and threats before they cause a problem.
MSPs can continue on their cyber protection journey by focusing on Stage 2: Detection. Detect issues and threats before they pose a risk by enforcing the following elements:
- Antivirus and anti-malware. Using a combination of AI-based and behavior-based detection will protect from both traditional and next-generation forms of intrusion, such as zero-day attacks.
- Anti-phishing. Using security measures to prevent or block phishing attempts from entering an organization’s email system or from being successful in stealing user information.
- URL-filtering. Control access to the internet by permitting or denying access to specific websites based on information contained in a URL category list.
- IoC-based detection. Check against a known list of compromise attributes if evidence on a computer or network indicates a security breach.
- Endpoint detection and response. EDR combines real-time continuous monitoring and collection of endpoint data with rules-based automated response and analysis capabilities.