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Return of the Data Scientist

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 27, 2015

I am convinced, data science was not born in 2008 — it’s just the term “data scientist” which has been coined that year.  I wrote a blog post Data Scientist...

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Now That We Have All That Data What Do We Do, Revisited

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 10, 2015

How very interesting: many organizations’ journey towards the real security analytics and data-driven security starts with this line: We have SO much security data, how do we make sense of...

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Who Validates Alerts Validated by Your Alert Validator Software?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 6, 2015

Pardon the idiotic title, but some recent discussions around security analytics have made this question practically relevant. So: You have a SIEM and other security technologies focused on detection and...

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The Politics of Analytics - and how Standards might help

by Andrew White  |  March 5, 2015

We all know the maxim - There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics.  Well, two recent opinion pieces in the US print edition of the Wall Street...

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Killed by AI Much? A Rise of Non-deterministic Security!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 3, 2015

Remember [some] NIDS of the 1990s? Specifically, those that were unable to show the packets that matched the rule triggering the alert! Remember how they were deeply hated by the...

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SIEM/ DLP Add-on Brain?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 27, 2015

Initially I wanted to call this post “SIEM has no brains”, but then questioned such harshness towards the technology I’ve been continuously loving for 13 years :-) In any case,...

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Those Pesky Users: How To Catch Bad Usage of Good Accounts

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 19, 2015

Gartner says “Malware Is Already Inside Your Organization; Deal With It.” But you know what? I wish it were just stupid malware (well, some is not so stupid): via a...

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Gartner 2015 Life Sciences Agenda Has Published

by Michael Shanler  |  February 15, 2015

Last year, having spent an exceptional amount of quality time with clients, at conferences, and doing research, caused me to reflect on my teenage conversations with my grandparents.  Older, wiser...

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Security Analytics Lessons Learned -- and Ignored!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 9, 2015

As I was finishing the most excellent book “Data-Driven Security: Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards“ (see book site also), one paragraph jumped out and bit me in the face – ouch!...

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Security Analytics: Projects vs Boxes (Build vs Buy)?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 3, 2015

This is going to be a sad one. This is going to include lines like “Even if you only spend $1m on security data scientists per year, you can …”...

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