2022 Report on the State of SIEM Detection Risk — CardinalOps-2

On average, enterprise SIEMs only cover 5 of the top 14 MITRE ATT&CK techniques used by adversaries in the wild.

Only 5 of the top 14 – think about that. That means they miss two-thirds of common adversary techniques.

Why? Insufficient breadth of rules, log source configuration errors, broken log collectors, and noisy rules all contribute to poor ATT&CK coverage in the average SIEM.

Learn more by reading this data-driven report based on configuration data collected from a range of production SIEM instances (Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, IBM QRadar, etc.) encompassing more than 14,000 log sources, thousands of detection rules, and hundreds of log source types.

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Manufacturer
Top 10 CPG Manufacturer
Private-Equity-Firm
Top 10 Private Equity Firm
Cable-Operator
Top 10 Cable Operator
Casino-Company
Top 10 Casino Company
Money-Transfer-Firm
Top 10 Money Transfer Firm
US-Law-Firm
Top 10 US Law Firm
MDR-Provider
Top 15 MDR Provider
Freight-Logistics-Firm
$3B Freight Logistics Firm
Cosmetics-Company
Top 20 Cosmetics Company

Addressing operational challenges in maintaining effective detections

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Complexity

Constantly increasing number of log sources, attack vectors, and correlation rules

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Constant change

Your infrastructure, business priorities, and attack surface are constantly changing

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No "one-size-fits-all"

Every enterprise is unique, making it impractical to copy-and-paste generic detection content

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Manual processes

Manual and error-prone use case development make it difficult to effectively scale

“Buying security technologies seems to be much easier than operationalizing them for many organizations. In fact, there is a lot more guidance on 'Which tool to buy?' than on how to fully utilize a tool in a particular environment.”
- Anton Chuvakin, Google Chronicle / Former Gartner Research VP and Distinguished Analyst

Increasing the effectiveness of your tools and your team

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Threat coverage gap analysis
  • Automatically identify:
    • Actual coverage vs. MITRE ATT&CK®
    • Missing, broken & noisy rules
    • Missing & incomplete log sources
  • Independent metric helps answer the question "How effective are we?" and drive continuous improvement
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Organization specific recommendations
  • Crown jewel assets
  • Industry-specific threats
  • Log-source priorities
  • New vulnerabilities
  • New initiatives (e.g., multi-cloud)
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Safe automated deployment
  • Simple 30-minute API integration
  • 1-click deployment of new & remediated rules
  • Visualize impact of changes before & after deployment
  • Inspired by DevOps & agile methodologies
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CardinalOps is SOC 2 Type II Certified

SOC 2 is  the "gold standard" auditing procedure that ensures your sensitive data is protected by best practices at all times. 

Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 defines criteria for managing customer data based on trust service principles such as security and confidentiality. 

The CardinalOps platform never requires access to log data because it uses the SIEM to run queries on that data. Raw events never leave the SIEM. The platform only requires access to SIEM/XDR configuration information and metadata around detection rules, connectors, data sources, etc.