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Three Distinct Advantages of Security Analytics

Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, September 06, 2021

Security analytics give businesses insight into complex attack strategies like lateral movement, privilege escalation, and data exfiltration that can be part of a chain of events.

FREMONT, CA: Security analytics is a type of security that is proactive. Security monitoring and threat detection is a continual process of data collection, aggregation, and correlation. Security solutions usually aggregate data from various device types, ranging from the traditional firewall and active directory instance to the unwitting IoT, business apps, and non-IT contextual data, depending on the tools.

Security platforms use user behavior, external threat intelligence, geolocation, and identity data to provide more context and enrich the data being fed into the platform and enable anomaly detection for low and slow advanced threats.

Security analytics give businesses insight into complex attack strategies like lateral movement, privilege escalation, and data exfiltration that can be part of a chain of events. Instead of a delayed response from classic simple technologies, security analytics' major goal is to detect threats early. Security analytics can also help a company better understand its security posture and vulnerabilities.

The Benefits of Security Analytics

While the capacity to analyze vast amounts of data throughout the company has several advantages, security analytics has three distinct advantages.

Proactive Security

Security analytics enables real-time analysis and correlation of data and events from multiple sources within an organization. Security analysts receive alerts and information on suspected behavior almost immediately. Security teams can stop an adversary before they get their hands on the information they want or deploy a threat that will bring the organization to a halt if they notice dangers before it is too late.

Enhancements to Forensic Capabilities

When it comes to forensic investigations, security analytics solutions are quite beneficial and valuable. Security solutions can collect and provide data from the beginning of an attack sequence through the end, including where the attack began, the exploited users and programs, the attack's aim, and the stolen data.

Maintaining Regulatory Compliance

Compliance with various government and corporate laws is one of the key drivers for Security Analytics products. Measures like activity monitoring and log gathering for auditing and forensic requirements are required by regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI-DSS. Organizations may carefully manage compliance requirements and notify on any non-compliance with a unified view and reporting tools.

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