Seven Ways to Improve Cybersecurity Through Behavioral Analysis

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Receive and Respond to Critical Alerts

As your business recovers from a security threat, it may become clear that you missed a chance to stop the attack. Employees are often alerted to suspicious activities or potential risks, but they may overlook the warnings if they are buried in a flood of false alerts and minor notifications from the company's SIEM system. Advanced detection capabilities that take behavior analysis into consideration help your employees wade through this data.

For a long time, security pros were masters of using limited resources to flag risks, abnormal behaviors and potential threats. The past couple of years changed this game, as seemingly relentless data breaches prompted management staff to funnel budgets and technology solutions toward their security teams in hopes of improving breach response times and reactionary strategies. And yet, many companies still fail to meet the mark. Basic phishing scams thrive as IT services users overlook suspicious URLs and email addresses; attackers are becoming more innovative and capable of preying on an organization's weak points; and staffing remains short, with Cisco's 2014 Annual Security Report uncovering a need for nearly 500,000 to 1 million new IT security professionals to handle the modern enterprise risk climate.

Unfortunately, according to Nir Polak, co-founder and CEO of Exabeam, most organizations are approaching these issues from the wrong perspective. No matter how advanced security, information and event management (SIEM) tools become, security pros must back up their findings with data rooted in the company's daily IT activities in order to glean valuable insights. If not, these tools will merely increase the volume of reports and notifications without providing security pros with the context needed to identify attacks before they wreak havoc and compromise private data.

Rooting your security strategies in user behavior analysis helps bypass these issues, and turns your company's reactionary plans into proactive data maintenance. This slideshow features seven ways, identified by Polak, that you can apply these insights to your business, and an explanation of how each one protects employees, partners, customers and community.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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