Netsurion XDR Solution Meets Dodi 8500 Requirements

Netsurion XDR Solution Meets Dodi 8500 Requirements

Netsurion’s managed XDR solution integrates SIEM, log management and proactive threat hunting to help organizations strengthen their information security posture in line with dodi 8500 requirements and strengthen information system access privilege management to maintain privacy, integrity and availability of systems.

IT environments produce millions of log entries daily, and their collection, management, and analysis is essential to meeting DoDI 8500.2 guidelines. LogRhythm automatically classifies, identifies, and normalizes this information so analysts can generate reports that meet specific regulations with ease.

Log Management

An effective logging system is key for monitoring an IT environment for threats and breaches, but due to the volume of data generated by most IT environments, deploying best practice continuous monitoring solutions may prove prohibitively expensive and manual or homegrown solutions may fail to detect threats effectively.

LogIT provides a centralized log management, alarming, and reporting solution that meets these recommendations directly while also helping reduce compliance costs by centralizing data collection, archiving, recovery across your IT infrastructure, automating the first level of analysis without manual processes, as well as automatically categorizing, identifying, and normalizing data for reduced analyst time spent identifying issues requiring immediate attention.

This check ensures that access logs for web server software comply with DoDI 8500.2 requirements for retention. This doesn’t affect requirements set by other STIGs such as OS STIGS for Sources and Methods Intelligence (SAMI) information or in an MOU or SLA between hosting agencies and information owners.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

SIEM solutions transform security data into actionable intelligence for real-time threat detection, incident response management, breach analysis and reporting compliance purposes. SIEM helps security teams find the needle in the haystack by correlating multiple alerts from security tools (like an error message on a server, blocked connection in firewall and wrong password attempts in an enterprise portal) into one event that can easily be monitored and reported upon.

Searches also involve monitoring for indicators of compromise (IOCs) such as file activity, registry changes and network traffic that indicate compromised systems may be communicating with remote hosts. This allows an organization to detect threats more quickly, contain attacks more effectively and minimize damages more efficiently.

SIEMs provide monitoring capabilities across cloud infrastructure and networks, applications, endpoints and endpoints. However, to be truly effective they must be configured and tuned specifically to your systems, networks and devices. Otherwise, the possibility exists of missing critical threats while expending valuable resources – not to mention missing compliance with DoD contract specifications such as CMMC 2.06 for DoD contractors.

Traditional SIEM solutions can be overly complex, requiring security staff to learn a proprietary query language in order to gain visibility into their environments. Next-generation SIEMs built using modern data lake technology offer much greater visibility and productivity for security operations teams.

SIEM solutions that excel will also include security orchestration and automation response capabilities (SOAR), which allow them to automatically take action in response to suspicious events or vulnerabilities, helping teams quickly identify threats while also decreasing manual steps required in security operations. Netsurion Managed XDR offers an all-in-one solution that combines SIEM, log management, proactive threat hunting and guided incident response for DoDI 8500 compliance – contact us to learn how it can improve security and compliance!

Sam is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.