Ninety-five percent of all attacks on enterprise networks are the result of successful spear phishing attacks, according to the SANS Institute. Given this prevalence, phishing is often seen as a primary threat vector in today’s security operations environment and remains one of the most frequent and challenging risks for SOCs to address on an ongoing basis. This whitepaper is intended to help firms understand how security automation can accelerate analyst response time to incoming phishing alerts and minimize the impact of these malicious attacks on their environment.
In today’s continuously challenging cybersecurity environment, security analysts are constantly bombarded with a never-ending stream of security alerts and an ever-expanding array of security tools. Similar to a factory worker who performs the same movement on an assembly line 500 times per day, SOC/CIRT analysts often become overworked, suffer from fatigue and eventually burn out. This whitepaper provides real-world guidance on how to identify and prevent analyst fatigue from setting in and negatively impacting the SOC’s ability to mitigate cyber risk.