User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)

With today’s age of technology, there have been many improvements to the operations of businesses.  This has made it possible for businesses to better serve their customers while maintaining better profits at the same time.  However, this also means that cyberattacks have now become trickier to deal with.  Traditional security solutions are still very effective for most kinds of attacks, but only when they are known threats.  When data is critical to your business, cybercriminals will find ways to target it them.  Below are a few use cases in which traditional security would have a hard time solving:

Malicious Insider – Someone within your organization, whether an employee or third party under contract with privileged IT access has intentions to do an attack to your system.

Compromised Insider – A user in the organization whose credentials have been compromised or a compromised trusted host server.  Cybercriminals usually get into the network from other means and try to gain access to these accounts.

Incident Prioritization – Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a tool that organizations use to ensure that they have a good picture of all the events happening on their system.  However, this can cause you to receive many false positives if not analyzed by the right tool and can be cause to alert fatigue to the Security Operations Centers (SOC) of an organization.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Leakage Prevention – DLP tools are important to businesses to ensure that confidential data does not fall into the wrong hands.  However, since they deal with the movement of sensitive data, the number of alerts can be too much at times for the security team.

Entity Analytics (IoT) – Many companies now are dealing with Internet of Things (IoT) security risks.  By allowing employees to bring their own devices (BYOD) or even issuing them devices to use for their business-critical applications.  Attackers can use these devices to gain access to the IT environment.

This is where UEBA solutions come in to complement your traditional Security.

Unlike traditional security solutions, a UEBA solution monitors user behavior to find anomalous actions.  It does this by building a baseline model for behavior in which it can compare through analytics techniques and give security risk scores for each action.  This is made for each user and entity within the IT environment such as the users, servers, routers and data repositories.

Does your company fit and any of the above use cases? Would you like to free up the time of your security analysts? Then maybe UEBA may be the solution you are looking for. For more information on our UEBA solutions here