Security analytics combine software, algorithms, modern technologies, and analytics processes to detect threats and uncover IT breaches. Online businesses, applications are growing at an unfathomable rate. It is giving rise to malware, cyber exploits, and hackers. Hence, the need for security analytics is evident and growing.
Hackers use innovative ways to smuggle into the IT systems. Unpatched applications and vulnerabilities ease their way in without detection. Phishing and other tools help them to breach IT security systems. Cybercriminals take minutes, if not seconds, to breach and steal sensitive data and information. But due to vast networks, IT departments may take hours, sometimes, even more, to detect such break-ins.
To timely detect and address these security concerns, you need to be one step ahead of these attackers. Apart from using the security utilities, such as antivirus packages, firewalls, and other intrusion alert mechanisms, IT applications need real-time data analysis to detect and prevent cyberattacks and the whole process needs to be automated. With real-time analysis, the applications need to detect possible breaches in advance and address threats even before they occur. Security analytics can help applications achieve this.
Security analytics applications gather information from both current and historical data to detect and diagnose threats. They use this intelligence to perform statistical computing, form models and patterns, and derive the probability that an anomaly may occur. They combine data from various sources like machine logs, firewall events, network traffic data, user activities, access and authentication inputs, business applications, proprietary data sources, and more. Based on the learnings from this unified data, it then looks for anomalies, correlations, and other identifiers to bring out security-related intelligence.
Security analytics applications automate the complete process. From data extraction to transformation/processing with modern techs like ETL, data science, etc. to bring out intelligence on current and possible breaches, anomalies, and more. Some applications offer inbuilt actions to perform all these tasks in a single platform, thus reducing the efforts to toggle between applications. These applications automatize the complete cycle, bring out futuristic intelligence and inculcate mechanisms to fight intrusions and attacks even before they occur.
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With transactions happening digitally, businesses going online, remote working, social media platforms, sensitive data being shared between devices; the cyber crimes have increased ten folds. Data has partially become key to survival. Protecting it from falling into the wrong hands has never been so imperative. The right set of security analytics solutions can help you do just that.