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The tug of war between user behavior analysis and SIEM
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of December 2017, Vol. 19, No. 10
User behavior analytics got a second look in 2015, when new ways to tackle an old problem entered the market. Security companies explored leaps in data science and machine learning to develop standalone UBA components that offered advanced analytics to track human and machine behavior in near real time. Two years later, user behavior analysis features appeared in a range of information security technologies, and the trend is expected to continue. In this issue, we look at the tug of war between user behavior analysis -- sometimes called user and entity behavior analytics -- and SIEM. "In the short term, better UEBA vendors do deliver incremental value over SIEM to large organizations, as long they are comfortable with some tuning and model customization," said Anton Chuvakin, a research vice president and analyst at Gartner. "Expect deeper analytics to appear in data loss prevention, cloud access security brokers -- it's already present in many CASB tools -- and not just SIEM." For many enterprises, risk management beyond ...
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