Lessons from Black Hat USA 2017: Defense in Depth

Posted by Yaron Zinar on Aug 18, 2017 4:19:49 PM

Last month I attended Black Hat USA 2017 conference. It did not disappoint. Overall the event and packed agenda was well worth it. I enjoyed the vibe, the networking, the briefings, the business hall and the wonderful keynote by Alex Stamos (I recommend you follow Eran’s post who shared some of Alex’s deep insights).  Overall the event covered a broad array of bleeding edge infosec topics with sessions on research, zero day exploits, open source tools, and other security risks and trends.  

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Topics: big data, Black Hat, Lateral Movement

IT Security’s 8th Sense - How Big Data and Human Behavior Provide an Edge

Posted by Eran Cohen on Mar 9, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Big Data is a revolution that in my opinion is equivalent to other epiphany moments such as when humanity (i.e. Galileo) identified that the sun isn’t moving. It's our planet that moves around it.  Science and discovery have changed the way people perceive the world.

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Topics: User Behavior, big data

The New IT Security Job Requirements: Scientist, Psychologist, Psychic, Businessman

Posted by Ajit Sancheti on Feb 3, 2017 4:15:39 PM

In a recent article I wrote for ITSP Magazine, I discussed one of the prominent challenges that enterprises are facing today: the IT Security talent shortage. CISOs want to fill their security team bench with specialized engineers. The problem is, they aren’t readily available. In this post, I will share some of the highlights from the article and talk more about how to optimize skill development so we can grow the talent base for IT Security pros.

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Topics: User Behavior, Security Skills, big data

Avoiding the Big Data Games of UEBA

Posted by Eran Cohen on Dec 15, 2016 6:21:46 AM

When thinking about some traditional User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) solutions today, I can’t help but think about a Rube Goldberg machine, an over engineered machine that performs a seemingly simple task.

One of my favorites is  “The page Turner”.   And I’ll admit it, I like playing with these useless contraptions -- and even build them. By the highview count on that video it seems  I’m not alone in enjoying them. But this does make me wonder what this says about us.   Why do we build overly complicated systems to effectively (in a way) complete tasks so inefficiently?

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Topics: ueba, big data