Threat Management

What is IT threat management?

Cyber security solutions are tools and services that help protect an organization's critical systems and sensitive information against cyber-attacks, resulting in downtime, theft of sensitive data, damage to reputation, compliance fines, and many other adverse consequences.

The average cost of a data breach reached over 4 million globally in 2021. Security system complexity and a lack of in-house expertise, can lead to loss of customer trust, regulatory fines, and even legal action.

First Light Technologies is a cyber security solutions provider that can protect you from costly cyber breaches through a comprehensive strategy of threat protection, digital trust, and data resiliency.

Threat Management Solutions

Your company needs to protect critical systems and manage end users' entire threat lifecycle. An intelligent, integrated threat management approach can help your organization detect advanced threats, quickly respond, and recover from disruptions.
  • IBM QRadar (Security Information and Event Management - SIEM) accurately detects and prioritizes threats across the organization and provides intelligent insights that enable teams to respond to and reduce the impact of cyber incidents quickly. QRadar SIEM is licensed on-premises and in a cloud environment.
  • IBM SOAR Platform quickly and easily integrates with your organization's existing security and IT investments. It makes security alerts instantly actionable, provides valuable intelligence and incident context, and enables adaptive response to complex cyber threats.
  • IBM i2 is an enterprise intelligence analysis environment that enables information sharing and intelligence production. It facilitates the analysis of large volumes of data through a secure environment designed to integrate into your existing enterprise infrastructure.

How Threat Management Works

Today's threat management systems use the cybersecurity framework created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST provides guidance to improve cyber security and risk management for organizations. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Guide consists of standards and best practices for five primary functions (identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover).

Identify

Security teams need to understand the organization's most important assets and resources. Threat Management's Identify function which includes asset management, business environment, governance, risk assessment, risk management strategy, and supply chain risk management.

Identify

Protect

Threat Management's protect function covers the technical and physical security controls for developing and implementing safeguards while protecting critical infrastructure. Functionalities of the protect function include awareness/training, identity management and access control, data security, data protection procedures/processes, and protective/maintenance technology.

Protect

Detect

Threat Management's detect function implements procedures that alert to cyberattacks on an organization. Detect includes continuous security monitoring, early detection processes, anomalies, and events.

Detect

Respond

Threat Management's respond function ensures a response to cyberattacks and events. Respond functionality includes response planning, analysis, mitigation, communications, and improvements.

Respond

Recover

Recover activities implement procedures for cyber resilience and ensure business continuity during a cyberattack, security breach, or another cyber event. The functions include recovery planning and communications.

Recover