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SOC Health Check: Prescribing XDR for Enterprises 

It is near-certain the need for security across the enterprise will never cease – only increase if year-over-year trends are any indication. We constantly see headlines with repetitive buzzwords and phrases calling attention to the complexity of today’s security operations center (SOC) with calls to action to reimagine and modernize the SOC. We’re ...

Endpoint Security

Are You Ready for XDR?

What is your organization’s readiness for the emerging eXtended Detection Response (XDR) technology? McAfee just released the first iteration of this technology, MVISION XDR. As XDR capabilities become available, organizations need to think through how to embrace the new security operations technology destined to empower detection and response capabilities. XDR is a journey for people and ...

Endpoint Security

XDR – Please Explain?

SIEM, we need to talk!  Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.  Security vendors have spent the last two decades providing more of the same orchestration, detection, and response capabilities, while promising different results. And as the old adage goes, doing the same thing ...

Security Operations

The Road to XDR

XDR (eXtended Detection and Response) is a cybersecurity acronym being used by most vendors today.  It is not a new strategy. It’s been around for a while but the journey for customers and vendors has been slow for many reasons. For McAfee, XDR has been integral to our vision, strategy ...

Security Operations

How OCA Empowers Your XDR Journey

eXtended Detection & Response (XDR) has become an industry buzzword promising to take detection and response to new heights and improving security operations effectiveness. Not only are customers and vendors behind this but industry groups like Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) share this same goal and there are some open projects ...

Endpoint Security

Unravel the XDR Noise and Recognize a Proactive Approach

Cybersecurity professionals know this drill well all too well. Making sense of lots of information and noise to access what really matters. XDR (Extended Detection & Response) has been a technical acronym thrown around in the cybersecurity industry with many notations and promises. This can be intriguing and nagging for cybersecurity professionals who are heads down defending against the persistent adversaries. The intent of this blog is to clarify ...

Endpoint Security

McAfee XDR: Taking Threat Detection and Response to a New Level

In the battle to protect digital data, the stakes have never been higher, and the outcome has never been more uncertain. Enterprises face ever-changing threats to their digital assets both inside and outside the traditional network perimeter from sophisticated threat actors, who use a changing assortment of techniques to find ...

Security Operations

6 Best Practices for SecOps in the Wake of the Sunburst Threat Campaign

1. Attackers have a plan, with clear objectives and outcomes in mind. Do you have one? Clearly this was a motivated and patient adversary. They spent many months in the planning and execution of an attack that was not incredibly sophisticated in its tactics, but rather used multiple semi-novel attack ...

Security Operations

SOCwise Series: Practical Considerations on SUNBURST

This blog is part of our SOCwise series where we’ll be digging into all things related to SecOps from a practitioner’s point of view, helping us enable defenders to both build context and confidence in what they do.  Although there’s been a lot of chatter about supply chain attacks, we’re going to ...

Enterprise

Bring on 2021!

With 2021 approaching, it is a time to both reflect on the outstanding progress we have each made – personally and professionally, and warmly welcome a new chapter in 2021!   2020 has been one of the most unexpected years in our history. However, despite COVID-19, we had some amazing successes.  January brought McAfee our new ...

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