It is crucial that an organization is aware of cyber threats and risks at all times. However, disparate teams dealing with disparate security operations—threat intelligence, threat detection, vulnerability management, and incident response—often do not communicate with each other. This results in the siloization of teams, hindering a broader understanding of the threat landscape. This siloization can be eliminated by adopting cyber fusion. Cyber fusion centers bring together all the teams together for efficient and seamless security operations.
When the entire world has shifted to virtual space, communication is significant – now more than ever. A Virtual Cyber Fusion Center (vCFC) promotes collaboration among various teams, irrespective of their locations. A vCFC is capable of bringing in the cyber fusion of several threat intel sources to provide consistent and accurate actionable threat intelligence.
vCFCs overcome the hurdles caused due to siloization by amalgamating threat data obtained from all security tools, externally ingested intelligence, and trusted enrichment threat databases. As every team manages different operations and processes, cyber fusion enables cross-functional sharing of insights for enhanced cybersecurity effectiveness.
Cyber fusion plays an integral role in automating incident response. It, furthermore, capitalizes on SOAR capabilities, reducing analyst fatigue through efficient incident triage and post-detection systems. Virtual cyber fusion centers enable different security teams to focus on primary processes and quicken data aggregation, offering necessary information for analysis. This leads to enhanced productivity of security operations and improved KPIs in security teams. From detecting and responding to threats to collecting malware intelligence and executing security processes, cyber fusion proves convenient in the case of siloed teams.
The capability to break down silos with vCFCs allows security teams to access unique visibility into the entire threat landscape, including information on multiple types of threats. Hence, a cyber fusion-driven platform gains a crucial role among decision makers in an organization, aiding them in monitoring relevant metrics and building a shared vision of all security functions.