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Next Research: Back to Security Analytics and UBA/UEBA

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 27, 2016  |  3 Comments

Our deception research is winding down and the paper is nearly ready, so we are thinking about what’s next.

In fact, we are going to cook something really exciting: a comparison of various User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA, sometimes just UBA) tools. And of course UEBA/UBA usage tips, “decent practices” [that’s what passes for best practices nowadays :-)], analytics architectures, etc.

We are also planning to touch up our famous “Demystifying Security Analytics…” paper. It needs to be brought to 2017!

So, our call to action:

  • UBA / UEBA vendors, here is the link – you know what to do. And keep this in mind: WE WANT USE CASES. REAL WORLD PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS. And then maybe algorithms. But in that order!
  • Anybody using these tools (or doing anything else they consider “security analytics”), we’d love to hear your stories: did it work? Did it fail? What methods did you choose? Has your security data lake finally turned into a swamp? Just how much you hate your SIEM? :-)

P.S. BTW, we are not going to touch NTA / traffic analysis / network security analytics tools here – we are thinking of maybe doing it separately later…

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Anton Chuvakin
Research VP and Distinguished Analyst
5+ years with Gartner
17 years IT industry

Anton Chuvakin is a Research VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner's GTP Security and Risk Management group. Before Mr. Chuvakin joined Gartner, his job responsibilities included security product management, evangelist… Read Full Bio


Thoughts on Next Research: Back to Security Analytics and UBA/UEBA


  1. […] Next Research: Back to Security Analytics and UBA/UEBA […]

  2. […] guess, the whole point of having a war, eh? :-)] Indeed, I see a high chance of a dramatic SIEM vs UEBA / UBA confrontation in the next 1-2 years – and it will be fun to […]

  3. […] As Anton anticipated, we’ve started working on our next research cycle, now with the intent of producing a comparison of UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) solutions. We produced a paper comparing EDR solutions a few months ago, but so far the discussion on how to compare UEBA solutions has been far more complex (and interesting!). […]



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