The Internet of Things (IoT) brings new and exciting opportunities to your organization – but with those opportunities come risks. These risks can include unauthorized access, data loss, cyber attacks, etc., all of which can cause major damage to your reputation and bottom line. If you’re looking to protect your business from these threats, there are 10 key security analytics capabilities you need in order to achieve effective security operations today. With the right resources and expertise on your side, you can reduce risks and gain insights that will position you as a leader in the field of security analytics. Explore these capabilities in detail below.
1) Security professionals with access to relevant data
In order to carry out effective security operations, security professionals need access to relevant data. This data can help them identify potential threats and take steps to mitigate them. Additionally, data can be used to track the effectiveness of security measures over time and make necessary adjustments.
2) Proactive security operations management
In order to effectively manage security operations, you need to be proactive. This means being able to anticipate and respond to potential threats before they happen. To do this, you need a robust security analytics capability.
3) An automated event feed through SIEM or a similar platform
A security information and event management (SIEM) system is a platform that aggregates, analyzes and stores data from multiple security tools in one place. This can give you a more comprehensive view of your organization’s security posture and help you more quickly identify and respond to threats.
4) SIEM capable of aggregating events and alarms from multiple security systems
A SIEM system is a must-have for any organization looking to improve their security posture. By aggregating events and alarms from multiple security systems, a SIEM can give you a comprehensive view of your organization’s security posture. In order to do this, it needs to be able to collect data from on-premises devices as well as third party solutions such as security information and event management (SIEM) solutions that reside offsite in the cloud. It also needs the ability to correlate data by correlating log data with other sources such as firewall or IDS logs or syslogs from firewalls or routers.
5) NIST 800-37 compliance audit system
A NIST 800-37 compliance audit system is a great way to ensure that your security analytics are up to par. By conducting regular audits, you can catch potential issues early and prevent them from becoming bigger problems. Plus, a well-run security operation should be able to withstand the scrutiny of an audit.
6) Data visualization tools that deliver in real time what you need to know as an IT security professional
There are a lot of data visualization tools out there, but not all of them are created equal. When it comes to security analytics, you need a tool that can deliver in real time what you need to know as an IT security professional.
7) Real-time, actionable intelligence available on a tablet or smartphone
In today’s fast-paced business world, security operations can’t afford to be reactive. They need to be proactive, and that starts with having the right security analytics in place. To create a comprehensive, unified view of your data from all sources–including network traffic, endpoint logs, applications and databases–you’ll need to collect data from many different sources.
8) QRadar capability for network traffic analysis and risk assessments
In order to have an effective security operation, you need to be able to analyze network traffic and identify risks. QRadar is a great tool for this because it can help you see what’s happening on your network in real time. Plus, it can also give you insights into potential threats so you can take steps to mitigate them.
9) Endpoint visibility into patch status, vulnerabilities, registry settings, and more on all devices across the enterprise
Having visibility into patch status, vulnerabilities, registry settings, and more on all devices across the enterprise is crucial for effective security operations. By having this information readily available, you can quickly identify and address potential security issues before they become major problems.
10) An integrated digital risk framework (IDRF), which provides unique insights into threats and risks using big data analytics
Security analytics is a critical component of effective security operations. By leveraging the power of big data, security analytics can help you gain insights into threats and risks that you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise.