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Security Analytics Tools

by Augusto Barros  |  October 6, 2015  |  2 Comments

There’s no doubt “Security Analytics” is one of the hot buzzwords of the moment. Many organizations are looking for Security Analytics tools and expecting to get immediate value from them. However, as Anton said on this tweet:


It’s still not magic; if you want value from those tools, you must have the right people to operate and use the data coming from them. I was discussing this with Alexandre Sieira (@AlexandreSieira) earlier today and he said something great about that: these tools should not be known as “security analytics”, but as “security analytics support”.

Just like when you buy a fishing rod; you are not buying fish, or even “fishing”. You are just buying the tool used when fishing. Keep this in mind when you shop for “security analytics [support] tools”.

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Augusto Barros
Research VP
3 years at Gartner
21 years IT Industry

Augusto Barros is Research VP in the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) Security and Risk Management group. Read Full Bio

Thoughts on Security Analytics Tools

  1. Stephan Jou says:

    Yes, the goal of security analytics is not to replace the (understaffed) humans. It’s to support and scale them.

  2. Henrique Teixeira says:

    Right on spot, as usual Augusto!

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