Data Detection & Response (DDR) refers to how organizations discover and respond to threats affecting their data. Having clear processes to address security threats is critical for preventing sensitive data exfiltration and ensuring that the organization’s data is secure.
DDR provides continuous monitoring of activity logs (ex. AWS CloudTrail) to identify new or emerging threats to your data. It can alert to suspicious activity (unusual accesses, atypical volume or data movement activity, first time accesses, new 3rd party accesses, etc.) which may require further investigation. It provides early warning to possible data breach or inadvertent disclosures. These requirements can be met by tools that monitor data events through the logs provided by the cloud vendor within the customer's cloud account. DDR complements Data Security Posture Management (DSPM), by providing near real-time alerting to suspect or malicious activity - to ensure comprehensive protection of your sensitive data.
A successful solution empowers organizations to detect incidents earlier, preventing catastrophic data loss or minimizing its impact. Integration of Data Detection and Response (DDR) with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) / Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) tools helps mitigate "notification overload", enabling security teams to consolidate all alerts in a single location.