Burnout — it’s the word every organization is talking about in the wake of the pandemic. Your sales team is feeling it, your marketers are feeling it, and so is your entire InfoSec team, including your cybersecurity analysts. According to Forrester, the average SecOps team receives more than 11,000 alerts per day. That means cybersecurity analysts receive an alert almost every 8 seconds. What’s worse is that many of these alerts are meaningless and don’t actually represent a real threat. 

Against this backdrop, the idea of tackling yet another critical gap in your security strategy might seem almost impossible. With limited staff (69% of cybersecurity teams are understaffed), how can cybersecurity analysts possibly manage it all? They can’t — at least not with a doubling down on the failed “detect and alert” strategies of the past. 

So how can management reduce the level of burnout on their cybersecurity analysts and simultaneously mitigate the material 3rd party risk of client-side web application attacks? The truth is, client-side security shouldn’t add more burden to your already overburdened team. It’s critical that you find an effective way to prevent these attacks without adding additional burden to already overloaded cybersecurity analysts. Fortunately, we know just the solution.

What’s Burdening Cybersecurity Analysts?

Cybersecurity analysts are often tasked with mundane and repetitive duties like reporting and running through security checklists. These repetitive, manual tasks are preventing analysts from working on high-value projects that strengthen the organization’s overall security posture — like addressing the low-hanging fruit of the 3rd party risk in your website supply chain.

According to a recent Tines report, 64% of cybersecurity analysts are spending over half of their time on tedious and manual activities and 71% are experiencing increased levels of burnout. The top three tasks burdening and consuming a cybersecurity analyst’s time are:

  • Reporting
  • Monitoring
  • Detection 

We’ve become so burdened by responding to our infrastructure that analysts have little time to actually evaluate the true threats that could potentially cause material harm to the organization such as client-side web application attacks. So when looking to address client-side attacks, we can’t add additional alert and response burden to our teams, we just need a solution that shuts down the attack vector.

Effectively Addressing 3rd Party Digital Supply Chain Risk in Your Websites

Your web properties are powered by potentially dozens of 3rd parties, 4th parties, and nth parties beyond those. Addressing client-side attacks is indeed a core part of 3rd party risk mitigation — but the fantastic news is, that it isn’t a difficult undertaking.

With client-side web application attacks on the rise in parallel fashion to cybersecurity analyst burnout, there is no time left to wait to implement a low-burden and cost-effective solution to preventing client-side attacks. 

With the right client-side security platform, cybersecurity analysts and the entire SecOps team can:

  • Mitigate client-side cybersecurity risk
  • Alleviate burden on staff
  • Reduce the number of alerts coming in
  • Spend time on value-adding activities
  • Strengthen the organization’s overall cybersecurity posture

Client-Side Web Application Security Without Added Burden on Cybersecurity Analysts

Already drowning in priorities, the last thing your InfoSec team needs is another security platform to ping them with irritating and pointless alerts throughout the day.

The Source Defense Client-Side Web Application Security Platform is an all-in-one, single, scalable system built for full threat visibility, control, and prevention of client-side attacks. With this one-of-a-kind technology, client-side threats are stopped in their tracks without your teams needing to lift a finger. Source Defense uses a prevention first approach and real-time JavaScript sandbox isolation and reflection to prevent client-side attacks without alerting analysts in the process. 

Cybersecurity analysts can rest easy at night — and engage in valuable activities during the workday — knowing that a critical portion of their job is being easily and automatically managed. Ultimately, the Source Defense platform offers a simple way to manage the 3rd party risk in your digital supply chain and prevent attacks from the client-side.

Final Thoughts

Are you fearful of the cybercriminals that can leverage your 3rd party partners as an attack vector to access your most valuable data? If you’re not, you should be. According to a CRA study, 87% of respondents in the cybersecurity space are worried about 3rd party risk leading to client-side web application attacks. The time to prioritize mitigating the 3rd party risk in your digital supply chain is now.

Get started with 24/7 prevention-first client-side threat protection and alleviate the burden on your cybersecurity analysts and SecOps team as a whole. Request a demo of the Source Defense platform today. 

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