What is Security Intelligence? | Exabeam

What is Security Intelligence?

Published
February 01, 2019

Author
Dave

Security Intelligence is the collection, evaluation, and response to data generated on an organization’s network undergoing potential security threats in real-time. This platform was developed from log management, SIEMs, NBADs, and network forensics. As cybersecurity threats and attacks continue to grow and evolve, advanced security solutions are more important than ever, with security intelligence leading the way.
 

Key Principles

There are a few key principles that define security intelligence.

Real-Time Analysis

Being able to understand what is happening currently across the network is critical when identifying threats. It is not enough to solely be able to view log records when dealing with zero-day exploits and immediate threats. Security Intelligence is able to evaluate potential present threats.

Pre-Exploit Analysis

Modern security intelligence blends pre-exploit vulnerability management with real-time analysis. By identifying risks before they become breaches, organizations may reduce and more easily detect attacks.

Collection, Normalization, And Analysis

Collecting as much applicable data as possible from pertinent devices on the network, creating relations between those devices, and then analyzing their behavior to identify aberrant actions is the most relevant and complete method of identifying security incidents. Security intelligence is capable of fully understanding a situation, identifying the key components and surrounding information, and effectively notifying security analysts of potential threats.

Actionable Insight

Solely amassing, evaluating, and logging data is not enough. A proactive security solution like security intelligence must identify threats, remove false positives, and present potential threats to security analysts in a meaningful and comprehensive way.

Scalable

Previous security tools and platforms have struggled with the sheer bulk of data larger organizations need to process. Security intelligence solutions are designed to scale and handle these large volumes of data. They utilize purpose-built databases to gather and analyze extensive amounts of data in real time with ease.

Adjustable Size And Cost

Cybersecurity threats are no longer limited to large companies and organizations, as even smaller organizations require security solutions. Security intelligence does not require extensive implementation or a large organization’s budget. This is a significant change from other security solutions, which require extensive customization, skilled personnel staffing, and large budgets.

Data Security And Risk

In order to maintain an organization’s reputation, it is important to secure data and intellectual property from attackers. Security intelligence’s main goal is to protect the data an organization has by compiling and scrutinizing as much of the data as possible.

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