MDR Workshop

Grant Thornton LLP

Maximize Your Security Posture with Grant Thornton's MDR Program Assessment

Review your organization’s Managed Detection and Response (MDR) approach and receive advice on potential Microsoft solutions and capabilities and support models that can enhance your program.

Organic or Managed Whatever the state of your organization’s MDR program, Grant Thornton can help guide you through challenges and opportunities throughout the process. In our workshop, we will walk through the current state of your program, discuss issues you are facing, goals you’d like to achieve, and options for operating new MDR services, and provide advice on potential solutions to enable your success.

Assessment Benefits 

Our team is capable of providing high-level strategic advice on your design approach and specific technical advice on implementation. Examples of potential areas of evaluation include:

  • Data source viability for Microsoft Azure Sentinel, a cloud-native SIEM and SOAR solution that provides comprehensive visibility and intelligent security analytics across your entire enterprise.
  • Impacts and dependencies for deploying Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, a unified endpoint security platform that delivers unparalleled protection, detection, investigation, and response capabilities.
  • Use cases and policies for Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Microsoft Defender for Identity, which protect your email and identity from advanced threats such as phishing, malware, ransomware, and compromised credentials.
  • Using Microsoft Defender XDR, event response actions and automation integrate and correlate data across email, identity, endpoints, cloud apps, and infrastructure to provide cross-domain threat protection and response.
  • MDR staffing/outsourcing operating models to align with organizational priorities, 

Assessment Outcomes

  • Establish goals and objectives for your MDR program.
  • Identify solutions native to Microsoft 365 and Azure and capitalize on available resources.
  • Develop a roadmap to achieve desired future state maturity.
  • Enhance security posture through recommendations.
  • Determine the basis for metrics that can be used to communicate program accomplishments and identified risks.

What will you get during the workshop?

  • Analysis of your goals and objectives for managed detection and response
  • An overview of your existing environment, MDR technology implementation, and Microsoft feature utilization
  • Best practices and standards-aligned to your technical and business operations.
  • Identify Microsoft capabilities that can be leveraged to increase the value of resources you currently have.
  • The next steps for getting started or building out your capabilities.

Protecting your organization’s information assets is not just a critical control for compliance but can also serve as an enabler for your business. To effectively protect information assets, you need to know what you are securing, and understanding information assets can change your perspective on where value lies. Grant Thornton consultants are experienced in guiding you through securing information assets and seeing new ways of looking at them.

Microsoft technologies touch many parts of your business, often in places you may not expect. Rich functionalities are also often underleveraged and present easy opportunities for an increase in return on investment. Grant Thornton’s Cybersecurity specialists and Microsoft security certified professionals effectively blend technical expertise and business acumen to quickly assess and develop actionable recommendations aligned to your business strategy.