Cyber Security Analytics

cyber security analytics

Discover and prioritise real threats with actionable intelligence

Are you in control of the threats your business is exposed to? Do you have security analytics to determine which threats to investigate first?  Can your Security Operations team deal with the avalanche of data coming their way?

Introduction of more stringent regulatory oversight of personal data such as the EU GDPR and schemes demanding more disclosure such as Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme heightens expectations of business to protect information.

Cyber Security Analytics, the Next-Generation SIEM

Cyber Security Analytics evolved from Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) to meet the need for greater security across business; more context and more insights.  There are three key components: Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), Behaviour Anomaly Detection and Threat Intelligence. 

Identified as a ‘strong performer’ in The Forrester Wave™ for Security Analytics Platforms 2018, Huntsman’s Security Analytics solution is recognised for its capabilities in large environments.

 

The Huntsman Security Cyber Security Analytics solution

Huntsman Cyber Security Analytics tool

The solution gives you and your team some fundamental capabilities to keep your business safe: 

  • Detects intrusions, attacks, misuse or infections quickly (seconds and minutes, not days and months)
  • Turns raw data and records of activity or changes into real actionable intelligence (insights you can act upon)
  • Makes rapid, accurate, consistent and reliable decisions about the nature of a breach, what the effects are and what action to take
  • Responds immediately to contain infections, avert data losses and prevent onward intrusion.

 

Modernise your SIEM capability

Seeing the threats that matter quickly is paramount for your security team.  You need a modern solution that delivers insights to enable rapid decision making. 

The cyber security analytics process includes real-time collection, management, processing and analysis of log, system, transaction, network, intelligence and activity data and continuous monitoring of security controls and enterprise environments, to flag incidents immediately.   

Security information is augmented with diagnostic and operational data so your team can rapidly understand the surrounding context of an alert, giving them complete confidence in determining what is a false positive and what is a genuine alert.

 

Dashboards to visualise cyber posture and pinpoint areas of vulnerability

Delivering real-time analytics and actionable intelligence in an easy to understand format is a crucial component of Huntsman Security’s solution:

 

Dashboard to visualise cyber posture and pinpoint vulnerabilities

 

How to detect anomalous behaviour in cyber security  

Your team will want to detect the widest range of misuse and data breaches quickly.  Having the ability to see unknown and unknowable threats will sharpen your defences.

anomaly detection in cyber security

The Huntsman Security Behavioural Anomaly Detection engine ensures suspicious activity, whether by users, machines or applications operating across the network can be easily detected, investigated and resolved. The technology monitors your netflow data and traffic patterns to track normal patterns of traffic flow and activity between systems.  This means you can identify signs of attack, data loss or the presence of malware.

Widen your perspective with Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence allows your organisation to interpret events in the context of known threat fingerprints and profiles.  It does this automatically and in real-time.

Rather than simply mirroring siloed externally sources information, Huntsman ingests external threat intelligence together with internal observations to automate the analysis of the broader threat information for richer situational awareness and event contextualisation.

This delivers unparalleled real-time clarity about threats, their severity and likely impact – and significantly improves the quality of security decision-making.

 

How Security Analytics prevents data loss or compromise

Data losses or compromise, whether caused by an external attacker or a malicious (or negligent) insider need to be detected and stopped in their tracks.  Where sensitive personal or business data/IP is at risk, the ability to respond fast matters.  Signs that could trigger an alert: 

  • High volumes of database/application queries or user accesses to data or files
  • Transmission of large volumes of data across networks or via email, especially if to suspicious addresses, cloud-based file storage or home email accounts
  • High volumes of activity pertaining to printers, content monitoring solutions, USB/media accesses

 

Speed up Alert Verification with Cyber Security Analytics

Where attacks or malware detections have come from dedicated security defences or detection/sandbox systems, you will need to understand details of the attack/malware directly and examine target hosts for signs of suspicious or predicted activity or traffic and system changes.

Along with proxy or gateway logs and network traffic captures, you can identify the spread of an active attack or infection in the environment where a “patient zero” has infected other hosts as the attacker moves laterally.

This means your security team can investigate and take action on outliers, advanced persistent threats, insider attacks, and command and control activity that indicate a breach has occurred – while there is still time to make a difference.

Support your business with Security Analytics

Contact the Huntsman Security consulting team nearest you to explore how we can help build your organisation’s cyber resilience.