Contextual Security Intelligence

Getting Smart With Security in the Age of Digital: Moving from Control to Monitoring

  • TYPE: Workshop DATE: May 05, 2015 TIME: 09:00-13:00
Pre-Conference Events

Behaviour-based approaches to detecting intrusions have recently gained importance and momentum as a complementary model to the purely knowledge based approach. Behavioural intrusion detection is based on the assumption, that intrusions regularly create deviations from the normal behaviour, which is defined by reference models. In permanently comparing network activity with the reference model, such deviations can be detected and used to create an alarm.

Using the behavioural context to detect intrusions is proposing an exciting side-effect: In permanently comparing network activity with reference models, it is possible to discover and learn previously unknown attack patterns and provide "intrusion intelligence".

In this workshop, KuppingerCole's Principal Analyst Martin Kuppinger will introduce you to the concept of Contextual Security Intelligence and describe the challenges you will have to master, like

  • keeping false alarms low
  • extending behavioural approaches beyond vulnerability-attacks to the area of privilege misuse
  • keeping  your reference model up-to-date with changing behaviours
  • avoiding privacy concerns

and then will hand over to Dr. Csaba Krasznay and Péter Gyöngyösi from BalaBit, who will give you a deep and intense overview on state-of-the-art Contextual Security Intelligence, divided into the core areas of

  • Privileged Activity Monitoring and
  • User Behavioural Analysis


Contextual Security Intelligence Agenda

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
Martin Kuppinger, Principal Analyst, KuppingerCole
09:15 - 10:45 Introduction to Contextual Security Intelligence
Martin Kuppinger, Principal Analyst, KuppingerCole
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Deep dive into Contextual Security Intelligence
Csaba Krasznay, PhD in Cybersecurity, Product Manager, Balabit
Martin Grauel, Presales Engineer, Balabit
Peter Gyongyosi, Product Manager, One Identity


Dr. Csaba Krasznay received his MSc in 2003 in electrical engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He works for Balabit as a Product Manager. He is responsible for the vision and product strategy of Balabit's Shell Control Box (SCB). He is the member of board at Magyary...

Martin Grauel is Presales Engineer at Balabit IT Secuity, an IT security innovator specializing in log management and advanced monitoring technologies. After studying business informatics, Martin has been working in the IT security environment for more than 10 years. Prior to Balabit, he was a...

Peter Gyongyosi was the product manager of Balabit's User Behavior Analysis product and before that, its syslog-ng portfolio and joined the One Identity product team with the Balabit acquisition in early 2018. He is currently responsible for the Safeguard for Privileged Sessions and Privileged...

Continuing Education Credits

Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Learning Level: Intermediate
Field: Computer Science

After attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of contextual security intelligence
  • Explain how behavior-based approaches can detect intrusions
  • Describe reference models for behavior and how to identify deviations
  • Explain how to calibrate a reference model to your organization

This block qualifies for up to 4 Group Learning based CPEs.

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  • May 05, 2015 09:00-13:00

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