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

GDPR Drives Compliance to Top of Security Project List for 2018

The attention around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has added to substantial industry requirements already present and pushed compliance requirements to the top of the list of pain points and security projects.

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Security automation and orchestration brings sanity to incident response chaos

Labor costs of employees and contractors will represent 40% of predicted security budgets in 2019. This reflects an increasing emphasis on managing the growing supply of security alerts, as well as recognizing the necessity of human experts for making incident detection and response decisions. Security automation and orchestration (SAO) can help.

Technology & Business Insight

Machine Learning Signals a New Analytics Era in Security

Machine learning has security poised on the edge of a new era of analytics, with data-driven approaches promising to disrupt security processes while markedly improving detection, correction and harmony with business initiatives.

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The rising tide of security budgets lifts all boats - but not in equal measure

Security budgets are up, and last year's research on key projects in information security did not indicate a single technology where spending was decreasing in aggregate, even in long-tenured services.

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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?