Technology & Data Science

Insider threats

Trusted insiders can harm an enterprise in all kinds of ways, from intellectual property theft, financial fraud and data breaches to espionage, sabotage and even terrorism. Moreover, the root causes…

Critics of machine learning (ML) often point out that it can’t come close to emulating a subject-matter expert working at his or her maximum potential. Sure, ML powers our smart…

Today’s security and risk analysts have access to oceans of raw data, thanks to a proliferation of information sources, drastically improved computing power and dirt-cheap storage. Paradoxically, though, they’re having…

Anyone who has worked long enough in the data analytics and high-tech industries will have a favorite story about some new technology that was subjected to a degree of hype…

artificial intelligence

Some impressive people have said bearish things recently about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity. A recent example is Heather Adkins, who for 15 years has been director…

Enterprises are increasingly turning to user behavior analytics (UBA) for an array of security missions, as they confront ever-more sophisticated external threats and the possibility that even their most trusted…

Haystax Technology and SANS today released an industry survey titled “Defending Against the Wrong Enemy: 2017 SANS Insider Threat Survey” that illustrates the importance of managing internal threats to win…

The way we generate information about ourselves today — increasingly through social media, computer networks and connected devices — has forced security professionals to re-evaluate how they capture data, analyze…

Insider Threat, Security Analytics

Few things in life can be expressed in black and white terms. Sure, a light switch is either on or it’s off; one baseball team wins the World Series each…