Four Ways Security Analytics Can Improve Business Performance

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Big Data analytics can help security teams become smarter, more productive, and better at making predictions by delving into large, diverse and dynamic data sets, and leveraging intelligent analytics languages such as R. Big Data analysis can be used to detect probable threats based on current vulnerabilities, provide analysis of identity and access, correlate events and alerts, and provide meaningful insights into the effectiveness of remediation of security incidents. Patterns of anomalies to normal behavioral performance, IT operations and configuration states, capacity and forecast of IT resources are all potential use cases. Bottom line: Big Data offers the ability to correlate security events in the context of critical business processes, applications and sensitive information. Get connected with your organization’s Big Data program or, if it doesn’t have one, be an evangelist and start it in security.

Security analytics and metrics are as important to the business as any other key performance indicator - such as liquidity, cash flow, or growth in sales or revenue. Today, more boards and leadership teams are demanding that key security analytics and metrics be included in the operational risk portfolio. This puts pressure on security teams to provide analysis and insights that give management the risk intelligence they need to drive better performance.

Security analytics, when properly designed and implemented, can deliver much-needed insights in mapping the size, scale and scope of risks. Analytics can provide a basis for root cause analysis and remediation strategies across policies, processes and, ultimately, investments in technologies. But what’s the best way to do this in a world where the volume, complexity, velocity, variety and veracity of unstructured and structured data makes the task of identifying risks with traditional security monitoring systems cumbersome? We are seeing transformation in the way security programs are tackling the identification and analysis of risk. Yo Delmar, vice president of GRC solutions at MetricStream, has identified four key ways security analytics can be used to improve business performance.


Related Topics : Vulnerabilities and Patches, Resellers, Broadcom, Broadband Services, Supercomputing

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