Keys to a Successful XDR Implementation

XDR Implementation Challenges

Implementation Recommendations

  1. Ensure the organization has created at least an Information Security Policy to identify the core requirements and decisions.
  2. Communicate early and often with key stakeholders about the benefits of XDR and how it will impact all departments and users. This way, stakeholders know the benefits of the XDR strategy and mutually buy in.
  3. Inventory all potential data sources, including the organization’s SaaS apps, network devices, security tools, and custom applications.
  4. Choose an XDR provider that can innately integrate with all or most of your data sources to ensure critical data can be sourced and normalized within the XDR platform.
  5. Identify what response actions are possible for each integration (connector) that is offered by the XDR platform. This will help determine what playbooks can be built to expedite the containment and eradication of identified threats.
  6. Discuss potential automated response actions with business stakeholders. Without proper communication and planning it is possible to cause significant disruption to the business. Well thought-out playbooks are an essential component to leveraging response actions.

Staffing Requirements

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