GreyMatter, an Open XDR-as-a-Service platform backed by 24/7 technical expertise, provides the Hard Rock team with contextual intelligence and visibility into real-time insights, helping them stay one step ahead of risks with automated threat hunting and attack simulations. Not only does the platform provide Hard Rock with validation that the solutions they have in place are working effectively, but it also drives faster threat detection, investigation, and response with greater coverage across their diverse set of tools and business applications.
Novak says that with help from ReliaQuest, the Hard Rock team made rapid progress towards their goals almost immediately thanks to a quick onboarding process—going live in less than three weeks.
Some of the quick results the Hard Rock team realized after partnering with ReliaQuest and onboarding the GreyMatter platform include:
- Increased enterprise visibility to 80% within 60 days
- Improving the business’s risk posture
- Surfacing three key findings through “red team” simulations and five key findings through strategic threat-hunting exercises
- Up-leveling team performance through incident response tabletop exercises and workshops
With ReliaQuest GreyMatter, the security team now has relevant, real-time, data-driven insights that help accelerate their incident response workflow. “We couldn’t implement a true incident response plan without understanding what’s happening, where it’s happening, and why,” says Novak. “GreyMatter gives us that insight. Now, we can understand what’s unfolding—and what’s real—so we can take action.”
The team’s aim is to become even more proactive in combating threats, according to Novak, and “get to a point where we can solve the problem, stop the attacker and attack, and move on.” He notes that to do that, they need to align “visibility, event correlation, orchestration, and response,” which is what they’re working toward now with help from ReliaQuest security expertise and GreyMatter.
“Before ReliaQuest, we lacked visibility into our data, tools or a unified view of current threats. ReliaQuest helped us achieve quick response, tool efficacy, and data-driven results. Our increased efficiency allows us to focus on business growth—and not worry about having to scale our team to get to the outcomes we need.”
— Mike Novak, CISO, VP of IT Security, Data Protection and Compliance