Every day, more than 350,000 malicious and unwanted programs emerge, or roughly one for every person living in Honolulu. Add them up and, so far in 2019, the number of these potentially harmful files is approaching one billion, a staggering figure.

With so much malicious code appearing daily, it is no wonder that malware-focused investigations consume a large amount of available SOC resources. Part of the reason these probes are so exhaustive is because they require many manual steps.

As a remedy, forward-leaning SOC managers are finding ways to automate these manual processes to improve their team’s efficiency and effectiveness, but that is only part of the solution. To handle the growing backlog of malware investigations, a security analyst needs to go far beyond validating and blocking a specific piece of malware. They need to drive an overall decrease in investigations to quickly, and hopefully automatically, answer these questions:

1) Is the application malicious?

2) Is the malware part of a known family?

3) Does this malware, or any other in the family, currently exist anywhere else in my environment?

4) How do I protect against this malware getting into my environment again?

In the short video above, you will see how the Siemplify Security Operations Platform can help deliver the information and answers analysts need to make their malware investigation backlog quickly shrink.

Malware investigations are one of the most common types a SOC will encounter. With Siemplify, these investigations are streamlined and comprehensive, enabling the security team to get more cases closed, resulting in a safer and more secure environment.

To learn more about how Siemplify can meet your malware investigation needs, visit www.siemplify.co.

Steve  Salinas is director of product marketing at Siemplify.