Understanding Suspicious User Types in Your Organization
Whether unintentional or malicious in nature, user-based threats can have devastating consequences on your organization. While your focus may be on protecting your organization from outside incidents, you also need to guard yourself from insider threats. Despite your best efforts to keep your organization safe — such as providing security training and company best practices — users are often the weakest link in your defenses.
Understanding user behavior is often difficult because there are many different types of users. Complicating matters, you don’t know if your users’ actions are unintentional or deliberate. That’s why you need to add an additional layer of analytics beyond your security information and event management (SIEM) platform with user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA).
Over the last year, the IT Central Station team reached out to LogRhythm customers with one goal: to find out what made them choose LogRhythm as their SIEM solution.
As we looked into this customer feedback, we discovered that many LogRhythm users provided reviews that highlighted four particular benefits (among others) that made the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform a strong contender in the SIEM market. In this post, we will highlight these features in more detail through the lens of unbiased reviews from LogRhythm customers.
Though we go head-to-head on a daily basis, I would be remiss if I didn’t appreciate the competition amongst us vendors within the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) space. It’s this healthy competition that drives each of our respective products and solutions — all sharing the same goal of reducing damaging breaches — to be at their absolute best. We may diverge on features, capabilities, and pricing models as SIEM providers, but at our core we all strive to help our customers succeed against the bad guys.
That being said…
User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and security information and event management (SIEM) are separate security solutions that can work together to detect shifts in behavior that indicate a compromise is occurring. UEBA is enhanced by leveraging the data collected and enriched by a SIEM, and SIEM capabilities are expanded by ingesting UEBA events for further correlation.
LogRhythm Recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Software
BOULDER, CO — July 25, 2018 — LogRhythm, the leader in security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, today announced they were named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Software.
Employee negligence is the main cause of data breaches, according to a state of the industry report by Shred-it, an information security company. The report found that 47 percent of business leaders said human error such as accidental loss of a device or document by an employee had caused a data breach at their organization.
Over 1,000 small business owners and C-suite executives in the United States were surveyed online in April for the report.
In 2017, data breaches cost companies an average of $3.6 million globally, according to a separate report from the Ponemon Institute.
For smaller businesses especially, that price tag could wipe out the entire firm. For a company of any size, a data breach can also cheapen a company's brand and negatively impact their ability to do work, according to Shred-it.
LogRhythm, known as “The Security Intelligence Company,” has just released its annual benchmark survey, Cybersecurity: Perceptions & Practices, which measures cybersecurity perceptions and practices of organizations in the United States, United Kingdom, and Asia-Pacific regions. The impressive 28-page survey report, conducted by Widmeyer, surveyed 751 IT decision makers. It found that fewer than half of all organizations were able to detect a major cybersecurity incident within one hour. The survey also revealed that a majority of organizations are only moderately confident in their ability to protect their companies against hackers.
The cybersecurity challenge centers around a fundamentally simple concept: Email keeps businesses running and stores critically important corporate and personal data, but email is also the top vector for cyberattacks. The cyberattack trends and numbers speak volumes:
Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has helped garner momentum recently by stressing the importance of having a cyber resilience strategy. Cyber resilience involves extending email security beyond a 100 percent prevention-centric approach. Instead, it encourages the adoption of a resilient-centric cyber approach that applies threat prevention and adaptability to new types of threats, while combining built-in durability and rapid response.
User and entity-centric threats are a growing concern for security teams. In fact, according to the 2017 Verizon Breach Study, 69 percent of organizations report a recent insider data exfiltration attempt. Compounding matters, 91 percent of firms report inadequate insider threat programs.
Get the 2017 Gartner SIEM Magic Quadrant :Learn the Factors That Make LogRhythm a Gartner SIEM Magic Quadrant Leader
In the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Gartner evaluated LogRhythm and 19 other vendors for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Once again, LogRhythm is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant.