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Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

Managed Detection and Response enhances your ability to detect and respond to cyber threats faster and more accurately, thus reducing risk to your business and improving your security posture.

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Managed Security.
Reimagined.

Protecting Your Business.
On Your Terms.

We’ve heard it a million times, the threat landscape is ever-evolving. It’s increasingly difficult to protect your organisation, especially with the changes to working habits the pandemic forced upon us. And, cyber criminals have more avenues for attack than ever before.

What you need is a security partner. Someone that takes time to understand your business and strategic priorities. Partnering with our customers is so much more than monthly service reviews to show performance against SLA’s, it is recognition of changing business requirements and adapting to those needs to help the customer navigate the competitive landscape they operate in.

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We also understand that you have already made investments in security solutions that you need to leverage and see value from. You need an always-on service, that detects threats, significantly reduces false positives, quickly, and where possible, automatically responds to attacks and provides human expertise through one-to-one collaboration to give context and guidance on how best to respond to threats.

Talion’s Managed Detection and Response service delivers all this and more. Our business started when the UK Government requested we protect a major global sporting event in 2012, back then we were part of BAE Systems, the UK’s largest defence contractor. Today, we have the same defence grade platform, engineered to exacting standards but, we’re smaller, more innovative and agile, and easier to do business with.

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What makes our
MDR service unique?

At the heart of our MDR service is our threat-led process that focuses on understanding the customer’s business, what’s important to them and the threats they face. We create, hone and maintain threat use cases to ensure we defend against what matters to our customers. This methodology is equally applied to cloud, hybrid and on-premise networks and the threats they face. We build rule and playbook content to detect these threat use cases, and in the case of playbooks, enrich and orchestrate a response, whether that be actionable recommendations, manual actions or automated remediations.

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Our process of improving detection and reponse is iterative, ongoing and threat-led. A new event source, on-premise or cloud-based, may provide data that no previous source did, opening doors to detect different Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) and therefore additional or more sophisticated threat use cases.

We pride ourselves on staying threat-relevant. The MDR service is underpinned by our expert Threat Intelligence team. We work with multiple customers managing workloads across multiple cloud vendors and we operate a ‘Benefit One, Benefit All’ system. You will benefit from the lessons learnt across all our customers, as well as the detection content and playbooks that we have built to deal with a wide array of threat use cases.

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Managed Detection & Response (MDR) Diagram

Managed Detection & Response (MDR) - Talion
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Features
  • Fully managed, 24x7x365 threat monitoring service
  • Always on Security Operations Centre (SOC) staffed by highly skilled security analysts and underpinned by a market leading threat intelligence team
  • Mature SIEM and SOAR platform capabilities
  • Expertise in Security Orchestration, Automation & Repsonse: we have developed over 80 orchestration playbooks over the last 4 years
  • Continual development of threat relevant content, backed by threat intelligence & measured against SLAs
  • Threat Coverage Modelling, a transparent way to understand where you have threat coverage and where you are most vulnerable
  • We take the shortest path to remediation whether that’s actionable recommendations, manual actions or automated remediation
  • User & Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA) applies algorithms, statistical analysis, and machine learning to detect anomalies in user behaviour
  • Threat Hunting complements MDR’s defensive approach with a more offensive and proactive approach to discovering threats
  • Third party integrations to ensure coverage across your estate
  • We operate a “Benefit one, benefit all” service
  • Dedicated Service Delivery Manager to partner with your business and ensure the service is delivering on your changing needs
  • UK based Security Operations Centre and Senior Leadership Team
  • Robust processes, we are ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials accredited

Benefits

We provide all the tools, people, and processes to monitor and detect attacks before real damage is done.

Automate remediation

Quickly remove devices or systems from the network before they can cause damage.

Investigate & detect threats rapidly

Network traffic analysis improves network traffic visibility and in turn delivers rapid investigation and threat detection.

Understand your threat coverage

Our proprietary Threat Coverage Modelling enables customers to understand their security monitoring coverage in the context of the methods a cyber attacker would use.

Expose new threats

Using our data lake capabilities and our analysts skilled knowledge of how threat actors work we can perform automated and manual threat hunts across our entire data set.

Detect anomalous user behaviour fast

User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA) utilises machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect anomalous user behaviour that may pose an insider threat.

Understand the threat of high-risk insiders

Enhanced user monitoring detects the threats posed by high-risk insiders.

Our flexible model let's you choose your level of interaction with our cyber experts.
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Security solutions you can see

We don’t do black-box solutions. You have full visibility across absolutely everything that goes on in our SOC, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Talion
Protecting Your Business.

We’re your cyber security partner, which means we operate in a way that works for you, whether that’s working through responses together, or simply briefing you on the threats that really need your attention.

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Built on your terms

We grow with your business, adapting to your changing needs, responding to the evolving threat, and putting control firmly back in your hands.

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Ensuring threat coverage.
 
From Threat Coverage Modelling to Threat Hunting and Enhanced User Monitoring, our team of experts ensure we have you covered from all angles..
 
Threat Coverage Modelling

Talion’s TCM tool provides our clients with a view of how well their security monitoring aligns to the MITRE ATT&CK framework. TCM provides a coverage map for hundreds of threat actors or malware, including hundreds of techniques and sub-techniques—from types of scripts/shells to services exploited and evasion methods. Threat coverage is not a black and white exercise so we tell you to what degree you are covered, usually as a percentage, the TCM tool is then used on an ongoing basis to assess and improve your threat coverage.

TCM’s MITRE ATT&CK focus allows security teams to make informed decisions which are objective and independent of a security vendor’s view.

TCM provides security teams with a touchstone for establishing and defining an effective protection and monitoring strategy. By mapping the MITRE ATT&CK framework, attacks and sources customers can identify the most common techniques and use these as a basis to define protective moniitoring improvements or to validate the moniroting they have in place at any point in time. TCM focusses on the latest tactics, techniques and procedures used by attackers meaning that Talion’s customers can

  • improve their monitoring, detection and response capability
  • ensure they invest more effectively and protect their businesses against the threats that matter
Threat Hunting

Threat Hunting is the practice of proactively searching for threats on a network by detecting anomalies in normal user and network behaviour. This approach to cyber security is driven by the premise that it is impossible to prevent every single intrusion on a client’s estate. This approach drives the two main objectives for Threat Hunting:

1. Identify previously unknown or ongoing threats

2. Gain a deeper understanding of the client’s technical landscape to provide additional security value

Using our Azure based data lake capabilities and our analysts skilled knowledge of how threat actors work we can perform automated and manual threat hunts across entire data sets. Threat Hunting is designed to complement our existing monitoring services.

Enhanced User Monitoring

Talion’s Enhanced User Monitoring (EUM) service is a flexible service that monitors threats from employees and end users who may pose a particular risk to the business. The EUM service provides custom detection content from Talion to detect atypical user behaviour of User Entities of Interest. Where possible the Custom Detection Content is mapped and referenced to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

The EUM service is designed to provide enhanced user monitoring for two types of user:

  • Insider Threat Group – Users who pose a threat due to their employment situation.
  • Critical Users Group – Heightened monitoring for important employees who hold positions of power, influence or knowledge within the organisation or are working in high-risk environments.
Testimonials
Don't just take our word for it.
 
Director of Information Security and Risk - Talion

Talion have been a fantastic partner to work with and I really see them as an extension of our team. Having the skillset and agility of a growing organisation but the talent and capability of a much larger organisation from which they were formed, BAE Systems, has proven a great combination. The team work hard to continuously demonstrate and add value to their customers and are always receptive to feedback.

Director of Information Security and Risk

One of North America’s largest providers of funeral and cemetery services

CEO – FTSE 250 Company - Talion

At every level, [the team] gave us quantitative, analytical advice, in the moment, … [You] enabled us to take the business judgements that cyber security requires you to take.

CEO

FTSE 250 Company

CEO – Large UK Telecommunications Company - Talion

This is a sort of cyber security arms race. Criminals are learning to do new things. One of the first calls I made on Wednesday was to Talion.

CEO

Large UK Telecommunications Company

Senior Director – Security Operations - Talion

Talion’s model is based on people and partnership and not just technology… We spoke with others who aspired to this, but it simply wasn’t what they did; they had a much greater focus on dashboards and alerts. In contrast, the people at Talion told us: ‘We’re here when you need us – just pick up the phone. We can meet weekly, monthly – whatever works for you. We’re here to help.’ It was hugely important for us.

Senior Director – Security Operations

One of Britain’s Largest Technology Companies

Awards &
Accreditations

Talion are pleased to have been credited and shortlisted for awards by key industry organisations, including Cyber Essentials, Forbes Technology Council, and SC Awards Europe. This recognition is a testimony to the services Talion continue to offer to businesses worldwide.

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