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Vehere - Cyber Situational Awareness

360-degree view into all domains impacting your brand and business.

The concept of situational awareness was recognised during World War I by Oswald Boelke, who realized “the importance of gaining an awareness of the enemy before the enemy gained a similar awareness, and devised methods for accomplishing it”. This gap in the idea between the human operators understanding of system status and actual system status forms the crux of the concept of situational awareness.

Situational awareness emerges from traditional warfare and it is about gaining a better knowledge of the surrounding environment. A focus on important elements of the environment emphasizes that situational awareness is always about getting something done. When the environment is Cyber, the concept is Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA).

Increase in Situational Awareness reduces Risk Perception

Cyber Situational Awareness Overview

Our growing dependency on cyberspace has greatly increased the need for situation awareness — essentially, understanding your environment and accurately predicting and responding to potential problems that might occur.

Cyber Situational Awareness provides both a holistic and specific view of threats and vulnerabilities, allowing organizations the ability to identify, process and comprehend information in real-time. It also enables the accurate perception of an enterprise’s security stance and its threat environment. This, in turn, helps organizations gauge both their current and future risk status and protection posture.

Effective cyber situational awareness requires
1. People to provide effective communications across business units and the ability to analyze disparate information and make sense of it,
2. Technology for collecting, analyzing, and storing a large amount of data, and
3. The ability to map observations with the context in a way that makes the best use of resources.
It requires an understanding of what augmenting data will allow practitioners to make competent inferences.

Levels of Situational Awareness
perception 240-03

Perception

deals with the evidence gathering of cyber situations. CSA allows you to identify apparent and oblivious threat vectors.

Comprehension

understanding of the exact situation, which may be derived from analysis of the set of evidence gathered or perceived of the current cyber situation. CSA empowers you to meaningfully comprehend the scope and nature of threat elements.

Projection

deals with predictive measures to forecast future incidents, situations. CSA channelizes your response by guiding with direction and making it more impactful and effective.

Mica Endsley Model as applied to Cyber Situational Awareness

Enable your organization Cyber Situational Awareness