Kaspersky Lab today announced the global availability of Kaspersky Threat Lookup – a security intelligence service aimed at enhancing enterprise incident response and cybersecurity forensics capabilities.
Kaspersky Threat Lookup provides access to several petabytes of global security intelligence data that is being updated almost in real-time. This always-on web service helps businesses to properly analyze digital evidence in light of a security incident and obtain the insights needed to speed up detection and remediation.
According to a survey of more than 4,000 business representatives worldwide, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International in 2016, time is the crucial factor in incident detection and response.
The survey findings show that enterprises pay over 100% more in recovery fees if they are unable to detect a security breach in a short time.
The average recovery cost of a breach that stays undetected for a week or more is over $US1 million, while instantly discovered incidents cost US$400k to mitigate, almost half the overall industry average.
Detection and response are some of the most time-critical activities on the agenda of security operations centers (SOCs) in organizations around the world, and both require reliable security intelligence.
Accelerating incident response
Kaspersky Threat Lookup is the solution of choice for corporate IT security teams to accelerate their incident response and forensic capabilities. Once suspicious indicators such as IP, URL or file hash have been identified by a corporate IT security officer, they can be entered into the service web interface. In return, users are provided with meaningful and structured information about a potential threat and offers global insights that help identify a targeted attack in progress.
Kaspersky Lab’s security intelligence is collected from various sources including Kaspersky Lab’s cloud security network, spam traps, botnet monitoring initiatives and web crawlers. More importantly, that data is constantly being cross-checked by Kaspersky Lab’s own research team and automatically correlated.
The solution offers corporate security officers contextual intelligence capabilities. It enables them to quickly investigate the source of the problem, distinguish between potentially malicious and benign actions, and obtain data for fast and efficient incident investigation.