Focus Area: Cyber Defence Center

What is Cyber Defence Center

Today, the Cyber Defence Center (CDC) or Security Operations Center (SOC) is at the heart of enterprise security management. It is used to monitor and analyze security alerts coming from the various systems across the enterprise and to take actions against detected threats. However, the rapidly growing number and sophistication of modern advanced cyber-attacks make running a SOC an increasingly challenging task even for the largest enterprises with their fat budgets for IT security. The overwhelming number of alerts puts a huge strain even on the best security experts, leaving just minutes for them to decide whether an alert indicates a real cyber-attack or is merely a false positive. In fact, the biggest challenge the security industry is now facing is the lack of qualified experts to deal with the growing number of cyber-threats.

To address this massive skills gap, a new generation of security solutions has emerged recently, with vendors focusing on filtering out the statistical noise and bringing the amount of security alerts to a manageable number of alerts categorized by their severity, improving security analysts’ efficiency with intelligent automated controls and, last but not least, on enabling even non-technical persons to make informed decisions and initiate incident response as quickly as possible. From statistical correlation methods to machine learning algorithms, from risk models to behavior profiling, from threat intelligence to cognitive technologies – there is a lot of exciting new developments going on in information security, which promise to dramatically improve the efficiency of your SOC.

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Cyber Defence Center

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The Power of Identity Context: How to Get the Right Context and How AI will Help

How did the phrase “Russian trolls” manage to take over the news? If anyone knew at the time that these were not actually American citizens, they would have had no power to influence. That’s what a lack of identity context will do to you.

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: What AI Can Do for You Today – and What Not - 79002

AI is a generic term that covers a range of technologies. Today some of those technologies are sufficiently mature for commercial exploitation and some are not. This leadership brief describes the current state of AI technologies and recommends the areas where they can be applied today.

Webcast

Modern Endpoint Protection – Automating Prevention, Detection, and Response

“Antivirus is dead!” - we’ve heard talks like this for years. Some experts would point out that traditional signature-based products cannot detect zero-day attacks or sophisticated advanced threats. Others would even recommend getting rid of any 3rd party antimalware products because the one built into Windows is good enough. But can we really take these claims at face value? If the last few years have taught us anything, it would be that the cyberthreat landscape is constantly evolving, changing quickly and unpredictably. Even the largest companies that have invested...

Conference

Blockchain Enterprise Days 2019

Blockchain Enterprise Days (#BeDays19) will take place September 18-19, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. Blockchain is still on everyone's lips and is no longer reserved for the financial sector. For this reason, the Blockchain Enterprise Days will focus on further enterprise application areas of interest: Identity Access Management (IAM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and cybersecurity.

Latest News From Cyber Defence Center

Conference

CyberNext Summit 2019

Cybersecurity is shifting toward more distributed and dynamic models. Decentralized security infrastructure brings its challenges and opportunities. CyberNext Summit (#CNS19) summit will focus on the capabilities needed to achieve security in such a distributed environment, especially in the…

Conference

Digital Finance World 2019

Welcome to the new world of Digital Finance: DFW - Digital Finance World, Frankfurt, September 18 – 19, 2019 - is the place for finance innovators from traditional players to meet with Fintechs and Start-ups to shape the Future. Here you can interact with a targeted and engaged financial…

Conference

Blockchain Enterprise Days 2019

Blockchain Enterprise Days (#BeDays19) will take place September 18-19, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. Blockchain is still on everyone's lips and is no longer reserved for the financial sector. For this reason, the Blockchain Enterprise Days will focus on further enterprise application areas of…

Webcast

Modern Endpoint Protection – Automating Prevention, Detection, and Response

“Antivirus is dead!” - we’ve heard talks like this for years. Some experts would point out that traditional signature-based products cannot detect zero-day attacks or sophisticated advanced threats. Others would even recommend getting rid of any 3rd party antimalware…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: What AI Can Do for You Today – and What Not - 79002

AI is a generic term that covers a range of technologies. Today some of those technologies are sufficiently mature for commercial exploitation and some are not. This leadership brief describes the current state of AI technologies and recommends the areas where they can be applied today.

Blog

AWS re:Invent Impressions

This year’s flagship conference for AWS – the re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas – has just officially wrapped. Continuing the tradition, it has been bigger than ever – with more than 50 thousand attendees, over 2000 sessions, workshops, hackathons, certification courses, a…

Blog

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit Berlin 2018 - Review

This month we launched our Cybersecurity Leadership Summit in Berlin. A pre-conference workshop entitled “Focusing Your Cybersecurity Investments: What Do You Really Need for Mitigating Your Cyber-risks?” was held on Monday. The workshop was both business-oriented and technical…

Webcast

Zero Trust Reality Check: Secure Access for Hybrid IT

Workforce mobility and widespread adoption of distributed data center and cloud environments have introduced significant access control complexities and threats. Organizations are questioning the efficacy of conventional, perimeter-based defenses and are now evaluating a “trust but…

Webcast

An Overview of the Leadership Compass: Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication

KuppingerCole has published two related Leadership Compasses on Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-based Multi-Factor Authentication solutions. We define adaptive authentication (AA) as the on-premises deployments, whereas Cloud-based MFA is SaaS-delivered. For both AA and Cloud MFA, many…

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Impressions from the Oracle OpenWorld

Recently I was in San Francisco again, attending the Oracle OpenWorld for the second time. Just like last year, I cannot but commend the organizers for making the event even bigger, more informative and more convenient to attend – by all means not a small feat when you consider the…

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AWS re:Invent Impressions

This year’s flagship conference for AWS – the re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas – has just officially wrapped. Continuing the tradition, it has been bigger than ever – with more than 50 thousand attendees, over 2000 sessions, workshops, hackathons, certification courses, a huge expo area, and, of course, tons of entertainment programs. Kudos to the organizers for pulling off an event of this scale – I can only imagine the amount of effort that went into it. I have to [...]

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