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Binary Defense Launches Additional Investigation and Response Capabilities to Protect Organizations from Sophisticated Cyber Threats

July 27, 2023

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CLEVELAND, OH – Binary Defense, the leading Managed Detection and Response (“MDR”) and enterprise defense provider, is expanding its Enhanced Response Services with new Analysis on Demand (AOD) and Incident Response (IR) solutions that together significantly improve organizations’ abilities to quickly respond to and mitigate potential security incidents – before they can have a substantial and costly impact.

Built on Binary Defense’s MDR capabilities, the additional services provide enterprises with more advanced solutions enabling greater speed and context for reacting to, understanding, and mitigating adversaries earlier in the lifecycle – further decreasing its customers likelihood of having to engage a full-scope Incident Response team. This includes ransomware groups, initial access brokers, cyber espionage actors, and other criminal or state-sponsored groups, which are often highly skilled at evading detection, spreading laterally inside company networks and achieving long-term objectives.

Unlike most providers, which think like defenders, Binary Defense uses the attacker’s perspective to guide its security strategy and achieve more effective remediation and proactive security improvements. Binary Defense has been recognized by multiple independent analyst firms for its advanced detection, and investigation capabilities. The company was recently named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection And Response, Q2 2023 report, where it was one of only two vendors to receive Forrester’s maximum score of 5 in the Managed Investigations criterion.

“As threat actors become more advanced at evading cybersecurity defenses, organizations must enhance their security programs with robust investigation and response capabilities that can quickly determine the impact of a security event and implement mitigations before there is real damage,” said Joe McMann, Head of Cyber Services for Binary Defense. “Together, the AOD and IR services provide enterprises with advanced tools and techniques and a highly experienced team for responding to attacks, determining the root cause and potential impacts. Once we do that, we also work closely with organizations to learn from these events and strengthen their security programs to mitigate future impact.”

Binary Defense’s new Analysis on Demand service delivers critical enhancements to enterprise security programs by adding deep analysis and investigative capabilities for complex security incidents to accelerate an organization’s mean-time-to-respond. While Binary Defense’s new Incident Response solution provides organizations with customized and detailed incident response analysis and reports to significantly reduce the mean-time-to-recover.

Key Benefits of Utilizing These Enhanced Response Services:

Expert triage/verification for complex incidents – Binary Defense’s Tier 3 analyst team provides immediate assistance to stop an attack from causing further damage to the organization. The initial stage of AOD includes incident triage/verification, incident scoping, and containment and remediation recommendations.

Deep investigation & root cause analysis – Binary Defense utilizes advanced digital forensics tools and techniques to provide organizations with a deep analysis of the intrusion, the attacker’s methodology and toolkits, key failures in the organization’s security (which allowed the compromise to occur), and associated threat intelligence – including whether the breach/compromise is part of an ongoing or broader threat. Key elements of this investigative phase include the identification and analysis of malicious artifacts, and intelligence correlation (TTPs, victimology, adversary intel).

Customized Rapid Response – Binary Defense works closely with organizations to customize its proven playbook of procedures and processes to ensure that when a security incident occurs, a rapid response action plan is already established.

Advanced Remediation & Scoping – Incident responders work directly with organizations to eradicate attackers from their environments whether its killing processes or deleting malicious files. Binary Defense goes even further, by scoping for impacted machines, searching for indicators of compromise (IOCs) in the networks, and determining the full timeline of the incident.

Actionable in-depth reports – Most vendors limit information sharing with clients as they consider the information to be proprietary. However, Binary Defense’s AOD service goes above and beyond by providing organizations with detailed, in-depth technical reports on security investigations. This allows organizations to fully evaluate the threats they face and take proactive steps to prevent these risks in the future. Binary Defense’s reports include documentation of incidents (suspicious events, alerts, malicious network traffic, malware, IOCs), network analysis, digital forensics, reverse engineering malware, generated timeline of events, root cause analysis and more.

Security Program Improvement – Binary Defense’s team provides a detailed report of the incident with tactical and strategic configuration or tuning recommendations and guidance on strengthening the organization’s security posture and attack surface.

Learn more about Binary Defense’s Analysis on Demand and Incident Response services, or visit us at Black Hat USA in August.

About Binary Defense

Binary Defense is a trusted leader in security operations, supporting companies of all sizes to proactively monitor, detect and respond to cyberattacks. The company offers a personalized Open XDR approach to Managed Detection and Response, advanced Threat Hunting, Digital Risk Protection, Phishing Response, and Incident Response services, helping customers mature their security program efficiently and effectively based on their unique risks and business needs.

With a world-class 24/7 SOC, deep domain expertise in cyber, and sophisticated technology, hundreds of companies across every industry have entrusted Binary Defense to protect their business. Binary Defense gives companies actionable insights within minutes not hours, the confidence in their program to be resilient to ever-changing threats, and the time back that matters most to their business. Binary Defense is also the Trusted Cybersecurity Partner of the Cleveland Browns and partners with PGA TOUR players. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn.