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Practical ways your firm can take action with security analytics

By Sara Barker
Mon 3 Jul 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Security is the word on everyone’s lips but what can you really do with the analytics data behind it? A new survey from SANS has revealed how organisations are putting that data to work.

Firstly there’s threat detection, prevention and response programs. 88% of organisations use analytics in their prevention programs, 89% in their detection programs and 86% in response programs.

Only 21% were ‘highly confident’ their organisations were effectively using security analytics and intelligence solutions.

Machine learning is also an up-and-coming area. Only 22% of respondents use tools that incorporate machine learning.

There’s also automation, although complete automation has a fair way to go yet. Only 4% consider their analytics capabilities to be fully automated. 

Sponsored by LogRhythm, the SANS 2016 Security Analytics Survey can show you:

  • The top reasons organisations gather data, including application information to security intelligence feeds
  • How organisations integrate security intelligence data with SIEM systems
  • The stats behind why organisations find analytics tools and capabilities valuable in their detection and response
  • Actionable benefits and uses for security analytics
  • The top areas for future security analytics investment, such as personnel, automated mitigation solutions for bad known threats and managed security service providers
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