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Flipping the SIEM Value Equation

If you operate a SIEM, you probably deeply sympathize with what I’m about to say. SIEMs are over priced. More accurately, SIEMs are overpriced compared to the value they actually provide to their customers. Not only are these systems responsible for draining security budgets, they aren’t effective in helping customers to effectively manage security incidents. The Economics of SIEMs (and Razors) All legacy SIEMs have at least one thing in common, some form of data[…]

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Topics: SECURITY, SIEM, TIPS AND TRICKS

Breaking Down Barriers To Effective Cyber Defense with UEBA

Recently, the CyberEdge Group released its 2017 Cyberthreat Defense Report, a survey of 1,100 IT security professionals on topics ranging from cyber-attack trends and security investment, to tool effectiveness and security best practices. Of course there were a lot of interesting findings in this year’s report, however the part that really caught my eye was the chart on “top barriers to establishing an effective cyber threat defense”. As part of the report, respondents were asked[…]

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Topics: Uncategorized

The Challenge of Using a SIEM to Detect Ransomware

Ransomware is becoming more common than ever. Corporations both large and small, are increasingly finding themselves the targets of advanced ransomware campaigns. Unfortunately, most security teams haven’t had enough experience with ransomware in corporate environments to stop infections before they run rampant.  This post explores some of the challenges security teams may face when trying to use SIEM correlation rules to identify the behavior and activities associated with a ransomware infection. Zooming out for Greater[…]

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Topics: ransomware, SECURITY

Exabeam Cleans Up At Network Product Guide's 2016 IT World Awards

As a software vendor, it’s always nice when the fruits of hard work, purposeful design decisions, and unwavering focus on customer feedback are recognized.  Recently, Exabeam had the honor of being selected as the recipient of six awards at the 2016 Network Product Guide IT World Awards. Our goal has always been to deliver the exceptional by building products that our customers love using. Being named a winner from IT World Awards serves as a[…]

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Topics: awards and recognition
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