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Big Data Ushers in Era of Security Intelligence

There is an unavoidable weakness of advanced threats that you can exploit. The things these threats do on your network are abnormal. If you can hone in on these deviations and outliers, then you can detect and defeat the threats.

Advanced cyber-security threats, whether they are criminals, hactivists or nation states, are breaching organizations at an alarming rate. Aided by time, persistence and smarts, they adeptly penetrate an organization and exfiltrate confidential data without alerting tradition security software tools.

They use spear phishing and social engineering to leapfrog hardened perimeters. The perpetrators also rely on custom, constantly-changing malware to avoid detection from traditional anti-malware solutions.

Before you throw your hands up and wave the white flag, there is an unavoidable weakness of advanced threats that you can exploit. The things these threats do on your network are abnormal and deviate from the baseline of what would be expected for an average user or IP address. If you can hone in on these deviations and outliers, then you can detect and defeat the threats.

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