With so many cybersecurity stories and large scale data breaches in the news, it's no wonder that cybersecurity is a top priority for leaders in many industries. But did you know analytics can help protect your customer and organizational data?
Franklin Witter, Principal CyberSecurity Consultant, recently shared these three cybersecurity tips during his presentation on security analytics at SAS Day at Texas A&M:
- Understand that individuals are still your weakest cyber link, and that spear phishing (email that appears as though it is from someone you know, but isn't) attacks still have an 85 percent success rate.
- Collect net flow data, merge it with other data sources and enrich with analytics.
- Data quality is essential to the success of any security analytics program.
For more detailed information about using analytics to prevent cybercrime, check out Witter's presentation slides: Security Analytics: Gaining an Information Advantage Over Cyber Adversaries.
For more cybersecurity information from experts across government, energy and financial services industries, read this white paper: Big Data and Predictive Analytics: On the Cybersecurity Front Line, or learn how analytics can provide an essential layer for cyberdefense.