COLLECTIVE DEFENCE

IN THE WORLD OF CYBERSECURITY

Collective Defence in Cybersecurity

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WHAT IS COLLECTIVE DEFENCE?

It is called collective defence when several independent parties work together to protect against common threats. This principle can be applied not only in military terms, but also in cybersecurity. The aim here is to improve the detection and defence of cyber threats through cooperation. This can happen in different forms. From the interaction of security technologies and the combination of knowledge levels to the exchange of threat information between organizations.

HOW DOES TABIDUS IMPLEMENT COLLECTIVE DEFENCE?

Collective Defence Protection

The Tabidus Technology Association realizes collective defence with collaborative security products. These allow direct cooperation between security providers and represent the most effective form of collaboration. For this purpose, several vendors can be flexibly activated within a joint system. The data to be checked are then analyzed by the respective providers with their own technologies and knowledge levels, independently of one another. After completion of the examination, the individual analysis results are evaluated and, depending on their agreement, automatic actions are triggered.

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Collective Defence Matrix

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF COLLECTIVE DEFENCE?

Whenever a threat occurs, it depends on whether the security company used recognizes the danger or not. If only a single vendor is used and there is no detection, the attack is successful and damage occurs. If, on the other hand, several providers are combined, missing identifications can be compensated by the others. The effect of collective defence is therefore an optimization of threat detection, because this is available as soon as a single provider detects the threat. In addition, depending on the number of vendors reporting a threat, different actions can be started to prevent negative effects from false alarms.

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WHY IS COLLECTIVE DEFENCE NECESSARY?

Cyber threats have been evolving ever since the first computer virus in 1984. The motivation of the attacker, the complexity of the attacks, the type of potential damage and the mass of threats are constantly changing.

Total known malware from 2012 to 2020 by AV-Test

Neutral test institutes therefore regularly check the protective effect of security companies. To do this, small collections of current threats are used to test the respective detection rates. If these test results are then compared with one another over a longer period of time, the following can be determined: A single security provider is no longer able to detect every global threat in time and that is the reason why collective defence is necessary.

AV-Comparative Malware detection test results 2020

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BENEFITS FROM COLLECTIVE DEFENCE

If several independent security vendors are used together to detect and counter cyber threats, this has positive effects on various security aspects.

IMPROVED DETECTION RATE

Collective Defence - False Negative Prevention

Each security company uses its own individual technology for threat detection, with its own knowledge, views, experience and technical facilities. If several providers are used at the same time, the respective detection potentials overlap. This means, if a threat is not detected by one provider, another can compensate for this deficit. This can reduce gaps in threat detection (false negatives) and increase security.

SHORTER RESPONSE TIMES

Collective Defence - Response times

In the case of new types of threats (zero-day), the time until they can be detected is crucial. This response time varies greatly from threat to threat and from provider to provider. The differences range from instant detection to hours and weeks before the necessary updates are ready. With the use of several security companies, however, the detection takes place by the fastest provider in each case. This reduces the average response time to the respective minimum.

PROTECTION AGAINST FALSE ALARMS

Collective Defence - False-Positive Prevention

False positives are undesirable side effects of threat detection that affect all security companies. In the process, legitimate objects (files, processes, registry keys, behaviors) are falsely classified as threats. However, if several providers are used at the same time, the automatic actions of the security system can be made dependent on the agreement of the providers. This provides protection against the dangerous effects of a false alarm.

COLLECTIVE DEFENCE IN THE TEST

In cooperation with Virus Bulletin, the Tabidus Technology Association continuously reviews the effectiveness of the collective defence. For this, the United Endpoint Protector regularly faces public cyber defence tests.

VirusBulletin Detection Test February 2021
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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AGILE CYBERSECURITY OPERATION

Not only cyber threats, but also the protective measures to be taken pose ever greater challenges for companies. From planning to implementation to ongoing operations, cybersecurity became a complex issue. Tabidus Technology therefore offers the use of security companies in an agile form. Find out here how the new way of dealing with security technologies works, how you can enforce your strategic decisions on click and how that simplifies operations.

COLLABORATIVE SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Collaborative security solutions are the new way to protect against cyber threats. They allow the flexible activation and combination of security companies on click, within a joint security product. This operating mode provides a new way of dealing with security technologies and new perspectives for designing cyber defence. Get to know the first collaborative systems and convince yourself of their efficiency.

AFFILIATED CYBERSECURITY COMPANIES

Get to know the security companies and their approaches to cyber defence that are already available through the Tabidus Technology Association. Each of our providers has its own individual technology and level of knowledge in order to detect known and unknown cyber threats. Select the vendors that are right for you at any time, combine them as you wish and put the providers into operation by click.

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