Cortex Copilot - In SecOps, You Should Secure Smarter, Not Harder

May 07, 2024
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There are a lot of moving parts in security operations. As cyberthreats continue advancing in speed and complexity, analysts must investigate and remediate incidents as quickly as possible. However, the time it takes to fully respond to an incident highly depends on a security analyst's skill level and experience with the tools they have at hand.

When analysts are on their own to figure out where to start and what actions to take, this can significantly slow incident response times. As incidents pile up, analysts become increasingly reactive and have no time for proactive activities to stay ahead of emerging threats.

In security operations, analysts need every advantage to remain one step ahead of the attacker. This is why we created Cortex Copilot.

Cortex Copilot - Secure Smarter, Not Harder

 

Cortex Copilot is an advanced security operations assistant designed to transform how organizations approach cybersecurity. This powerful tool empowers security analysts by providing context and step-by-step guidance throughout their day-to-day work, enabling them to move faster, resolve incidents sooner, and stay ahead of emerging threats.

Prioritize Incidents and Speed Up Investigations

Analysts can swiftly access Cortex Copilot from anywhere in the platform to review new incidents, investigate affected systems and users, and identify indicators of compromise without navigating between views. Cortex Copilot automatically enriches incident details with threat intelligence and suggests response actions like isolating systems or destroying malicious files. This allows analysts to focus on the information and actions that matter, helping to speed up overall median time to resolution.

Figure 1: Cortex Copilot provides incident details and surfaces investigation and response actions that can be taken.
Figure 1: Cortex Copilot provides incident details and surfaces investigation and response actions that can be taken.

 

Improve Analyst Efficiency by Optimizing Workflows

Cortex Copilot enhances analyst efficiency by providing contextualized information and actions, optimizing their use of the Cortex platform capabilities. Instead of searching through support documents, analysts can quickly access summarized information from the Help Center, compressing the learning curve and enabling new analysts to contribute immediately.

Figure 2: Cortex Copilot provides helpful information about product capabilities or other questions.
Figure 2: Cortex Copilot provides helpful information about product capabilities or other questions.

 

Democratize Threat Hunting to Stay Ahead of Threats

Cortex Copilot enables analysts of varying skill levels to conduct thorough threat detection by simplifying searches across data sources and guiding them through hunting actions based on results. It integrates analyst input into product actions, helping to execute queries, examine causality chains, and improve security protections. This enables analysts to perform actions that would otherwise be reserved for more experienced practitioners, helping them uncover advanced threats and enhance security efficacy.

Figure 3: In this example, Cortex Copilot provides contextualized details of a hash value and surfaces additional potential investigation, response, and navigation options.
Figure 3: In this example, Cortex Copilot provides contextualized details of a hash value and surfaces additional potential investigation, response, and navigation options.

 

Learn More About Cortex Copilot

Cortex Copilot is currently available in private beta in Cortex XSIAM, the AI-driven platform transforming security operations.

Register for our virtual event, Prepare for a Brand-New Fight to hear more about Cortex Copilot and our latest technologies and advancements in AI and cybersecurity.

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