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How Machine Learning is Improving Security in Businesses

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, October 06, 2021

How Machine Learning is Improving Security in BusinessesMachine learning is a technique that is becoming more important for safeguarding confidential enterprise data.

FREMONT, CA: Specific use cases are suitable to the massive amounts of data that are usually necessary to reap the benefits of machine learning efforts. Others find it challenging to train algorithms for specific business goals due to a shortage of exampled data.

Security analytics, especially in cyber security, has never been affected by the latter viewpoint and is a good example of the former. It's as easy as it is data-dependent: gather as much information as possible and analyze it for dangers. There is no lack of such data, and there are also no shortages of risks to guard against, which says volumes about the present danger landscape facing the company.

Machine learning is critical in supporting security analytics in achieving success in this attempt. It's part of a more extensive set of tactics and strategies increasingly required to protect sensitive business data.

Intelligent Analytics

Machine intelligence, in general, is a component of two interconnected components of security analytics that are demonstrative of the cloud-based type of cyber security in general. Machine learning uses software to give an initial level of analysis and security on particular endpoint devices. It's also employed in centralized areas for further integration and analysis for deeper intelligence into pattern recognition of malefic activities, typically in combination with other types of cognitive computing.

This technique allows the underlying software on endpoint devices to adjust and search for dubious or dangerous things outside of file signatures, the conventional antivirus software.

Aggregate Patterns

The primary benefit of security analytics is the ability to compile massive amounts of disparate data for analysis. Log files, hashtags, file signatures, and other types of data may be included. That's why a centralized security operations center that has a security operations team with around-the-clock security analyst access into deployment settings is a crucial part of security analytics.

Better Security

Security analytics is made up of various types of elements. Company policies, business rules, log data, firewall monitoring, endpoint devices, and centralized location aggregation for analysis are all part of the process. Individual users, business units, companies, and networks all contribute at scale, resulting in datasets big enough for machine learning algorithms to train and enhance their proclivity for identifying and restricting security incidents.