Three New Ways Recorded Future and Splunk Help SecOps Teams Focus on What Matters Most

August 26, 2021 • The Recorded Future Team

As the attack surface grows, security operations and incident response teams are seeing more and more security alerts each day. But manually collecting, correlating, and analyzing data points from multiple systems to detect potential threats in Splunk is overwhelming for even the most seasoned security analyst. They spend many valuable cycles looking for information on the open and dark web, only to find incomplete pieces of what they need — ultimately resulting in slower responses to real threats. 

Additionally, whether by organizational design or cultural environment, teams often work in silos. This makes it difficult to share real-time intelligence with the other internal functions who need it to take timely actions. To confidently triage Splunk alerts and efficiently dismiss false positives, teams need a better, more collaborative way to share and report on relevant insights that drive faster response times and more informed decision-making.

Recorded Future integration for Splunk has some exciting new updates, designed to drive faster, more informed security decisions. Relevant insights, updated in real time, and integrated with Splunk empowers analysts to identify and triage alerts faster, proactively block threats, and reduce time spent on false positives to improve analyst efficiency.

Access the complete picture of adversary tactics and techniques

To ensure analysts have access to the complete picture of tactics and techniques that may be used by adversaries, Recorded Future intelligence now maps to the latest MITRE ATT&CK framework. The framework bridges strategic and operational levels of intelligence, enabling organizations to confidently automate detection and mitigation of adversary behavior. Now, with MITRE ATT&CK codes tied to indicators in Splunk, teams have added context to optimize their security operations and incident response programs to focus on the most malicious threats and strengthen network defenses. 

Accelerate investigations and threat hunting

The latest update to Recorded Future’s integration for Splunk delivers easy-to-consume insights to save analysts investigation time and enable comprehensive threat detection, hunting, and blocking workflows. With Recorded Future Links, analysts can now come to quicker conclusions based on connections between indicators in Splunk. Links, a combination of machine and human-generated high-confidence, evidence-based, indicator linkages, are technically validated via malware sandbox analysis, infrastructure analysis, network traffic analysis, and more. By reducing the time analysts spend manually identifying accurate linkages between indicators, threat actors, or TTPs, Recorded Future Links allows them to spend more time on high-impact tasks like responding to an incident or proactive threat hunting within Splunk.

Eliminate intelligence silos

In order for security operations teams to work efficiently, they must have access to alerts in context – not only in the context of the external threat landscape, but also in the context of how their organization responded to similar alerts in the past. The latest update to Recorded Future’s integration for Splunk improves alert triage workflows and team collaboration. Now, teams can writeback alert statuses and notes, directly from their Splunk environment, into the Recorded Future Platform, enabling them to more easily share insights with each other and have higher confidence in their decision-making. 

See these updates in action

To learn how to utilize these latest updates to the Recorded Future integration for Splunk for proactive risk reduction, register for our upcoming webinar, Focus on What Matters Most With Trusted Intelligence in Splunk From Recorded Future, on September 1st at 11 AM ET. 

For a hands-on experience of Recorded Future’s integration for Splunk, start your free 30-day trial and see for yourself how intelligence integrated into Splunk dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes to detect, investigate, and respond to real threats.

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