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Splunk Brings Big Data Into Security Monitoring
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Stratustician
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12/16/2013 | 7:33:26 PM
Big Data for other security tools?
While it's nice to see Big Data being used to process SIEM data as it relates to network activity, I'm curious to see if this model will be applied to more proactive security tools to ideally predict attacks based on unusual behaviour.  For example, while it could be used to isolate a machine that is detected to be compromised, what if it was plugged into IDS/IPS, or even Web Application Firewalls (WAF) to say "Hey, this isn't the normal path that network traffic flows, or these files, or system changes aren't normally used in this way." Theoretically this would help reduce the risk of an infected or compromised machine before it even gets past the firewall.
D. Henschen
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12/11/2013 | 1:28:41 PM
App consolidation play
This is obvoiusly a case of application consolidation within IT. Ben-Oni was cagey about the security monitoring system replaced, other than to say it was a "flagship security information and event monitoring system." The home-grown IT troubleshooting app replaced was built on Oracle database, but I'm guessing the slow search speeds had more to do with limited, home-grown functionality than raw database speeds. 


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