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Cyber Early Warning System

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  • Posted by: Michaela Kunkler

Whether it’s indicating an upcoming storm or an impending cyber threat, having an early warning system can help you prepare for, or prevent, the outcome.

The night before I wrote this blog, I was woken up by storm sirens due to a nearby severe thunderstorm. The sirens gave me plenty of warning to check and see whether I needed to take any action. What if we had a similar alert system to provide an early warning that something bad was about to take place in your network, giving you time to address the issue before a catastrophe strikes? That’s where our Breach Detection System powered by Thinkst Canary comes in. These devices are unique and powerful security tools that help detect and respond to cyber threats in real-time. Their primary function is to act as a “canary in the coal mine,” alerting your security team to potential threats, intrusions, and other malicious activity before they can cause significant damage.

The Thinkst Canary is a simple yet effective security tool. Unlike legacy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Canary does not rely on traditional signature-based detection methods. This allows them to detect new and emerging threats that have not been seen before. These systems can be deployed on-prem as physical or virtual devices as well as in cloud deployments. The lightweight nature of the solution provides a cost-effective option for companies to improve their security posture.

“What if we had a similar alert system to provide an early warning that something bad was about to take place in your network, giving you time to address the issue before a catastrophe strikes?”

When set up correctly, the Canary provides few to no false positive alerts. This gives you confidence that every alert you receive (which in a secure environment will be minimal) should be considered a viable threat and requires investigation. This high-confidence, low-false-positive alerting reduces alert fatigue and gives you the ability to identify threats quickly and remove them from your environment before they have the chance to do damage.

Our Information Security team can help you scope, implement, and manage a solution that provides you with the proper coverage for your environment. This service can be implemented as a stand-alone service or as an incremental add-on to existing services. Contact us today or talk to your Keller Schroeder Account Manager to learn more about our Breach Detection System.


Written By:

Ryan Kremer
Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions
Infrastructure Solutions Group


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