Tech Leaders Enlist Analytics to Fight Cyber-Crime

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 07-06-2015 Email

IT professionals are using advanced security analytics to identify and mitigate cyber-crimes before they have a significant impact on their organization and customers, according to a new report. Enterprise Management Associates, an IT and data management research and consulting firm, and Prelert, which provides machine learning anomaly detection for IT security, partnered to produce the report, titled "Data-Driven Security Reloaded." They studied 18 areas of technology to understand why organizations are deploying them, why they feel they do or do not receive value from them, and how they use them to prevent, detect and respond to threats to their information assets. "Security analytics, though a relatively new field of technology, is the next step in detection and response technology," said David Monahan, research director at EMA. "Machine-learning algorithms and analysis techniques have advanced far beyond the capabilities of what was available in the commercial markets only two to three years ago."

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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