Application Risk Management and Monitoring Services
Growing awareness of the potential impact of targeted threats is leading executives and business leaders to demand assurance that critical business applications are being secured. Applications are the primary gateways to sensitive data and intellectual property, and are the levers that can be used to commit fraud and manipulate key business transactions.
But providing application-layer security monitoring is easier said than done. The challenges are both technical and organizational. Few applications are designed to generate adequate security logs. In typical distributed and multi-tier application environments, it can be difficult defining the scope or getting a handle on the full application inventory. The security monitoring infrastructure may not be designed or optimized to handle the volume of application data. And in most organizations, the siloed nature of IT makes it difficult to coordinate with the many stakeholders and groups that need to be involved to support project planning and execution.
Vigilant’s Application Risk Management and Monitoring services, developed through practical experience in very large enterprise environments, address these challenges and provide pragmatic guidance to ensure project success. The planning phase begins with a risk-focused review of the applications, engaging stakeholders to prioritize the applications and their components, and assess the readiness of the SIEM or other security monitoring technologies to support program objectives. In a second phase, we analyze the way people and business processes interact with each application to determine how to detect abnormal or abusive activity. In the development stage, application parsers are built to enable application logs to be collected by the SIEM (security information and event management) platform, or other monitoring technologies; monitoring rules, alerts and reports are configured; and corresponding operational process are developed. Service Benefits
Application Risk Management and Monitoring services:
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- Shorten the time to detect and respond to breaches or abnormal transaction activity
- Help streamline audit processes and avoid costly compliance-related fines
- Focus IT security resources on assets that matter most to the business
- Ensure availability of business-critical applications
- Validate the effectiveness of downstream security controls
- Increase confidence and trust in IT security teams