Tech Leaders Enlist Analytics to Fight Cyber-Crime

Tech Leaders Enlist Analytics to Fight Cyber-Crime

Tech Leaders Enlist Analytics to Fight Cyber-CrimeTech Leaders Enlist Analytics to Fight Cyber-Crime

By Karen A. Frenkel

Way to Combat False Alarms NeededWay to Combat False Alarms Needed

62% of surveyed IT professionals said traditional security approaches result in too many alerts and false positives for them to handle.

Security Analytics FavoredSecurity Analytics Favored

Security analytics ranked at the top for perceived value when compared to total cost of ownership. 57% of IT professionals would implement security analytics to acquire unique or specialized data for context.

Confidence in Security AnalyticsConfidence in Security Analytics

Of IT professionals already using security analytics, 95% are confident that they can detect a security concern before it has a significant impact.

Security Analytics NeededSecurity Analytics Needed

70% of respondents said they either have an investment in security analytics, or would make an investment if they had sufficient resources.

Security Analytics Not WidespreadSecurity Analytics Not Widespread

Security analytics ranked second-to-last in deployment for the second year in a row.

Reasons for Using Advanced Security AnalyticsReasons for Using Advanced Security Analytics

Provides unique or specialized data for context: 57%, Data flexibility and adaptability: 36%, Better data correlation and fidelity for creating responses: 36%, Lowering false positives: 29%, A way to reduce incident response time: 29%

Ranked Reasons for Security AnalyticsRanked Reasons for Security Analytics

The top-ranked five reasons for using security analytics are: 1. Providing highly actionable intelligence/context for incident prioritization. 2. Providing data aggregation and correlation. 3. Improving long-term trend or anomaly analysis. 4. Enhancing or accelerating post-incident forensics. 5. Enhancing breach or compromise (incident) response

Most Needed ToolMost Needed Tool

Asked what they wanted most out of a tool that accelerated breach detection, 39% of respondents said they seek better trend analysis and anomaly detection to reduce false positives.

Too Many False PositivesToo Many False Positives

62% of respondents see too many false positives and have too many alerts to handle, shaking their confidence that security protections are in place.

Too Much Uncorroborated DataToo Much Uncorroborated Data

38% of respondents do not feel confident about security because there is too much uncorroborated data and little context about that data.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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