Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated by the day, and unfortunately, they’re becoming more frequent. According to IBM, “Five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches since the beginning of 2010—those with more than 1 million records reportedly compromised—took place during the first six months of 2015. In fact, over 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised in 2015.”

That’s a scary statistic. And it’s not just health care—any industry that maintains sensitive records should be ready to handle these threats, especially in the financial and government sectors.

As part of IBM’s BigFix suite of products, Detect is a critical component of keeping your business safe from potentially devastating cyber attacks. It provides endpoint detection and response solutions for threat analysis, and has capabilities far beyond your typical endpoint detection and response tool.

Detect specializes in assessing and remediating Indicators of Compromise (IOC) and analyzing Indicators of Attack (IOA). IOCs are pieces of forensic data that identify potentially malicious activity on a system or network, while IOAs are a series of actions that an attacker must complete to succeed. Detect helps you get a complete understanding of these threats, and will show you how to take immediate action to mitigate the spread and effectiveness of an attack.

Some people think that because they have a small- or mid-sized business, they don’t need to worry about IOCs and IOAs. While it’s true that a large company has a higher volume of traffic to keep an eye on, small- and mid-sized businesses are also vulnerable—and in many cases, even more vulnerable, because their security measures aren’t current.

A great example of this is the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks. These attacks affected thousands of businesses, and many of them were smaller companies. Unfortunately, because proper security measures weren’t in place, many of these businesses ended up paying the ransom because it was cheaper than overhauling their systems and recovering the ransomed data. This is exactly the type of threat that Detect is designed to identify, isolate, and remediate before it spreads.

Detect integrates seamlessly with QRadar and many other IBM tools on the BigFix platform. Like Detect, QRadar is designed to ensure that endpoints are free from attack, and that policies are set, maintained, and enforced. By working together, QRadar and Detect can also show you whenever key security information—like passwords—are changed, so that you’ll never run into unexpected surprises.

Protecting your business from cyber threats has never been more important. Detect—and the IBM BigFix suite of security products—will help make your endpoint management simple and easy. But more important, it’ll make your business secure, and will allow for immediate identification and remediation of threats that can cost your business lots of time and money.

Our team at CleanSlate works with Detect every day, and we know how to leverage it to make sure your business is ready to handle any cyber attack. If you’re interested in learning more about integrating Detect into your business’s cyber security strategy, contact us today.

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