How do you deal with advanced attacks?
Organisations across the globe are facing advanced, sophisticated, and often targeted attacks. Through an intelligent, Quorum-developed management portal built on Azure, we help customers streamline Security Service Delivery and Incident Management for their entire digital estate.
What is Managed Security?
Managed security is simply a set of computing services that are outsourced to an external provider, such as Cloud Collective. It means reducing your own workload and outsourcing your requirement to manage risks to a team of experts.
Cloud Collective’s Managed Security Service delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting and threat response.
By choosing Cloud Collective, we can act as your complete Managed Security Services Provider, or bolster your current team. This allows your internal IT team to focus on delivering value to your business rather than monitoring the company’s security posture and alerts.
Getting a Managed Security Service is critical in the hyper-connected digital world – it allows you to see and stop threats before they cause your business harm. Obtain a bird’s-eye view of cybersecurity across the entire enterprise with data insights, monitoring and visualisations.
Why you need a Managed Security Service
The Cloud Collective team puts the cloud and large-scale intelligence to work by leveraging decades of Microsoft security experience. Here’s what we can help you with:
- Make your threat detection and response smarter and faster with artificial intelligence (AI).
- Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance.
- Elastically scale to meet your security needs – while reducing IT costs.
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Threat Protection Experts
Cyber Security is a big concern today, and expecting generalist IT teams to wear all hats in this particular area can be not only inefficient, but downright dangerous.
We are an Australia-based, full-service MSSP with our core security services based on the Microsoft Cyber Security Reference Architecture. This includes all the necessary elements across Identity, Data, Endpoints, and Applications to ensure threats are detected early and contained. Our Managed Azure Sentinel service (a core element of our MSSP platform, Cyber One) ensures tailored outcome-based security services powered by a leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) tool.
The Cloud Collective’s Managed Security Operations, Cyber One, offers a comprehensive vision coupled with the availability of dedicated and experienced resources. This enables organisations to quickly and effectively execute against their security strategies or to offload the complexity of managing security tools. Cloud Collective Alliance Partner Quorum offers both tactical and longer-term strategic support that allows organisations to outsource certain areas of their security operations in a cost effective, consistent and optimised manner.
An in-depth cyber security defense is a strategy that we believe provides the best balance between security and business effectiveness. Through our managed security service, Cyber One, we adopt a 30-60-90-day assessment strategy.
Our assessments include common industry and regional standards and regulations, or custom assessments to meet unique compliance needs (ASD 8,Australian Energy Sector Cyber Security Framework, IRAP, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, NIST). The output can be used to inform strategic investment in Microsoft Security components, inform a broader cyber security vision or simply to highlight key burning areas.
As part of the Cyber One onboarding process we will determine what the current state of customers security is like and identify any critical vulnerabilities. As required we may also determine whether or not the customer is compliant with applicable security standards such as NIST, ASD Essential 8 and related standards.
Ongoing Security Monitoring
Effective Cyber security isn’t a one-off exercise, requiring continual effort, refinement and optimisation. The Cyber One Team performs continuous monitoring to ensure that when an incident arises it is contained, addressed and managed effectively.
Vulnerabilities are far too often levered by bad actors, inevitably leading to breaches. Cyber One includes a Vulnerability Management process, and framework that revolves around proactively managing vulnerabilities so that any issues can be identified and resolved as quickly as possible.
A key component is managed security vulnerability scans where endpoints are continually scanned, monitored and reported on. This way any threats (through vulnerabilities) can be eliminated before they are exploited by cyber criminals and bad actors.
In situations where an Incident has occurred and an Incident Response is initiated, taking appropriate action fast is essential. One of the main benefits of Cyber One is that as an MSSP we are equipped to swiftly respond to incidents so they can be quickly neutralised and contained.
Endpoint Detection and Response
This involves utilising tools and equipment to focus on detecting and investigating suspicious or un-sanctioned activities on hosts/endpoints. Endpoint detection and response (EDR/XDR) is an integral cog within the cyber security system to ensure a swift diagnosing of threats and preventing them from escalating.
Cyber One: Your security portal with Cloud Collective
Cyber One is our purpose-built Managed Security Services platform that provides you with visualisation and insights into your security posture, vulnerabilities within your environment, and security alerts. Using the strength of Microsoft Power BI, Cyber One visualises your security data so you can see everything. It’s a persona-aware service, which means you can log in as a customer and see alerts that are specific to your environment.
Cyber One Modules
Cyber one leverages a module design strategy whereby individual modules have been designed, architected, and developed to meet specific requirements and support the deep technical capability of each connected platform.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a holistic, cloud delivered endpoint security solution that includes risk-based vulnerability management and assessment, attack surface reduction, behavioural-based and cloud-powered next generation protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), automatic investigation and remediation, managed hunting services, rich APIs, and unified security management with integration into Cyber One. Defender for M365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing. Automatically investigate and remediate attacks with deep integration into Cyber One.
Azure Defender, integrated with Azure Security Center and Cyber One, for Azure and hybrid cloud workload protection and security. With extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities, stand up against threats like remote desktop protocol (RDP) brute-force attacks, and SQL injections. Streamline security with AI and automation. The Azure module is designed to surface security event information related to Azure workloads across IaaS, PaaS, and Hybrid (on-premises). The roll-up of information strategy is adopted to leverage the ability of data visualisation to enable quick decision making and confirm or re-enforce the need for further action quickly and accurately through the use of supporting information from the source as well as supplemental information (baselining as an example).
Blogs and articles on Security
Cyberwarfare: The weaponisation of IT and why you must suit up
When our forefathers went to war on battlefields in the 1900s, it’s safe to assume no one could have anticipated that those fields would one day be virtual. Read on.
IoT/OT Security Challenge: Do not assume you are safe. It is not if, it is when.
I do find myself laughing and in a moment of self-reflection pondering how I ended up in this state when I am getting annoyed with having to manually turn on the lights when the automated schedule for “all things IoT” in my house have failed (or glitched). Read On.
A Security Evangelist’s Thoughts from Inspire 2020
As Satya said “We have seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.” Read On.
Managed Security Services are selected security services (that may include all or discrete elements across Identity, Network, Applications, Endpoints and Data) that have been outsourced to a service provider. A robust managed security service combines people, process, and technology to provide end-to-end security monitoring, threat prevention, threat detection, and incident response.
IT security management intends to achieve the triad of information security priorities namely confidentiality, integrity. and availability of an organisation’s data. Additional components include but are not limited to: designing security controls, security testing, managing security incidents, and performing security reviews.
Outsourced cybersecurity solutions are fully-managed security solutions that operate outside of your organization and coordinate with your business to mitigate risks with 24/7 monitoring, detection, prevention, and mitigation. Depending upon the outsourced cybersecurity solution you choose, they may also include security training for your employees, next-gen firewalls, and device security configuration services.
MSSP stands for Managed Security Services Provider. Basically, a MSSP is a business that assists other organisations by monitoring and managing their network and connected end-points (including end-user products), typically remotely.
MSSP’s presence was first introduced in the late 1990’s. Typically this type of service was offered by Internet Service Providers (ISP) with a focus on firewall appliances and later on extending to firewall management solutions. More recently MSSP focuses have shifted to include Modern Work and Security solutions to support the digital revolution, the work from anywhere, any device scenarios.
There are various MSSPs, or Managed Security Services Providers. Some still have a more traditional focus, as in focusing largely on “on-premise” infrastructure. However, when selecting or evaluating a MSSP it is important to understand their abilities as related to emerging technologies, as well as their ability to support a fully-cloud, or as is more prevalent currently, a hybrid environment. An additional consideration is the provider’s area(s) of specialty. Ideally, these should be supported by accreditation and/or certification. For example, a provider who is a Microsoft Gold Security Partner and has achieved Advanced Specialisation in Threat Protection.
MSP stands for Managed Services Provider and MSSP stands for Managed Security Services Provider. A Managed Security Services Provider is a type of Managed Services Provider.
Managed Services is a term used to describe when an organisation outsources the administration of (including monitoring and reporting on) all of, or parts of, their information architecture. This can include: infrastructure including networks, enterprise telephony and mobility, data centres, Active Directory, and more.
SLA stands for Service Level Agreement. A term used across multiple industries, it is used to refer to the contract between a vendor or provider and a purchaser regarding commitments that the vendor makes to the client in regards to service delivery. It is similar to a SOW (statement of work) but is around ongoing services provided, rather than one-off projects.