Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

Making the Most of XDR

Richard Stiennon of IT-Harvest on Avoiding Implementation Mistakes
Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst, IT-Harvest

Although many companies are deploying extended detection and response, or XDR, their efforts often are coming up short, says Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst at IT-Harvest.

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A key question to consider, Stiennon says, is: "Do they effectively analyze all network traffic alerts that are coming in and all endpoints traffic alerts and make sense of all that information?"

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Stiennon also discusses:

  • What companies are missing in XDR implementation;
  • How to manage alerts more effectively;
  • What key features to look for in an XDR solution.

Stiennon is chief research analyst for IT-Harvest. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 31 countries on six continents He is the author of "Security Yearbook 2021: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry." In 2019, he published "Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey."


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.




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