Cybercriminals operate 24/7, so should your cybersecurity be addressed

Cybercriminals operate 24/7, so should your cybersecurity be addressed ...

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More specifically, cybercriminals love messages like these, and their implications.

Hackers tend to exploit organizations during off-hours, weekends, and holidays because defenses are at least from a personal standpoint quite literally down, and response times are much slower.

Over the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays, the FBI and the Civil Security Agency (CISA) have issued cautionary warnings on this trend. Ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure facilities in the United States.

Despite having been previously attacked during off-hours, a recent survey by Cybereason titled Organizations at Risk: Ransomware Attackers outlined holidays. 90% of cybersecurity professionals are concerned about weekend/holiday attacks, and 24% lack specific plans to address increased risks on holidays and weekends.

Cybereason today launched their new mobile app, the Cybereason Managed Detection and Response (MDR), which will be available on Android and iOS devices later this month.

Security analysts are dealing with alert fatigue, staffing shortages, and more attacks during off-peak work hours, according to Lior Div, the CEO and cofounder of Cybereason. These issues required a response.

The real-time cybersecurity response to XDR

According to MarketsandMarkets, the expanded detection and response (XDR) market size is expected to grow from $985 million in 2022 to $2.36 billion in 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of just over 19%.

Through a revolutionary MalOp (malicious operation) Detection Engine, Cybereasons' AI-powered XDR platform helps security analysts quickly understand the scope of attacks in real time.

According to Div. Cybersecurity experts, the company's new MDR app basically provides defenders with a mobile security center (SOC). Users will see detailed intelligence for active MalOps, how they map to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and the criticality threat level.

According to Cybereason, the app allows users to access anywhere from home and facilitates the identification and isolation of compromised machines to alleviate and minimize downtime and workflow challenges. Furthermore, users can maintain constant contact with the Cybereason Global SOC to immediately address potential hazards.

A feature from the app has been linked to reports and industry news so that users may stay up-to-date with the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures, used by nation-state threat actors and cybercriminal ransomware gangs.

A 24/7/365 threat landscape

According to Div., the new app is particularly useful in the 24/7/365 cybercrime landscape.

60% of security professionals said weekend and holiday attacks took longer to evaluate in scope, and 50% said off-hour attacks required more time to make an effective response.

Aside from the research, there is also a picture showing a large part of the population.

Div said that this last figure can directly impact employee satisfaction, potential burnout, and employee churn, all of which can further work into a potential cyberattacker favor.

With the likes of SentinelOne, CrowdStrike, Trend Micro, Fortinet, Sophos, and Cisco, Cybereason is competing in this expanding market.

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