Security Analytics & Automation

Despite the fact that security teams already have a significant amount of information about events and activity in their environment, attackers are still able to evade detection and do real damage to organizations. Why is this? One reason is that many security teams are often overwhelmed by ‘alert fatigue,’ and given the sheer volume of adversaries and attack vectors, the adversary has often had a distinct advantage.

Today, however, security stands at a turning point. Analytic technologies and the ability to handle data at speed and scale are revolutionizing a number of IT sectors — and security is no exception. From the endpoint to the security operations center, the application of analytics to security is reshaping existing markets and creating new ones. Automation, meanwhile, has become a hallmark of modern IT, with security playing a role in everything from incident response to security orchestration for ‘infrastructure as code.’

Market Insight

Awake to the summer of security analytics

Awake Security had an eye-opening launch this summer. The new security analytics vendor introduced itself with an impressive opening round of $30m, sweetened with the addition of board members Asheem Chandra of Greylock Partners and Enrique Salem of Bain Capital.

Technology & Business Insight

Applied Behavior Analytics: Don't Be an Outlier!

Security is broken. Enterprises are embracing new strategies centered on applied behavior analytics to better fight the cybercriminals that find ways around traditional security efforts. Behavior analytics, based on statistical analysis of users, machines and traffic, detects abnormal activity indicating a potential threat in the network.

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Citrix Analytics links security with applications, networking and people

The security game changes when an endpoint or user account is compromised. Once inside the business from a compromised user or penetrated device, an attack no longer has to prioritize smuggling exploit code under the noses of prevention products.

Market Insight

Reduce fraud by reducing bot activity with web behavior analytics

When we talk about abusing business logic, we usually mean a bot attacks impersonating approved users and devices so the business inadvertently executes fraudulent transactions. The bots take advantage of website processes and account assumptions to use rules for promotions, purchases, gift cards and the like to their benefit. Traditional web security technologies are helpless against these attacks.

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Security, ASAP! Toward an Actionable Situational Awareness Platform

In our reports and at conferences over the past year – most notably at our annual breakfast at the RSA Conference in March – we have introduced a concept that we call the Actionable Situational Awareness Platform (ASAP). What is ASAP, and how do we see it shaping the evolution of information security?

Market Insight

Will 2017 be the year that UBA and SIEM disruption helps SecOps?

We have been noting significant corporate dissatisfaction about the state of security operations (SecOps) lately. For as much money as enterprises spend on security products, security operation teams still cannot detect breaches, are falling prey to both new and recycled attacks, and are staggering under the labor demands of compliance and simply running the security infrastructure.