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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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.

Executive View

Executive View: StealthINTERCEPT® - 70367

Cyber criminals regularly exploit vulnerabilities and poor practices around Microsoft Active Directory to obtain credentials that allow them to infiltrate organizational systems, cause damage and exfiltrate data.  This report describes StealthINTERCEPT, the real-time policy enforcement, change and access monitoring and Active Directory security component of the STEALTHbits’ Data Access Governance Suite, that helps organizations to protect against these forms of cyber-attack. 

Webcast

Making Sense of the Top 5 Latest Cybersecurity Trends

Let’s face it: with each passing year, the CISO’s job is not becoming any easier. As companies continue embracing the Digital Transformation, the growing complexity and openness of their IT infrastructures mean that the attack surface for hackers and malicious insiders is increasing as well. Combined with the recent political developments such as the rise of state-sponsored attacks, new surveillance laws, and harsh privacy regulations, security professionals now have way too many things on their hands that sometimes keep them awake at night. What’s more important...

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Consumer Identity World EUROPE 2018

The Consumer Identity World Tour is the place where you get input for your perfect CIAM Strategy. Learn more about Privacy by Design, Consent Life Cycle Management and the needs of your customers. Get to know how to secure their personal information in a strategic and user-friendly way.

Latest News From Cyber Defence Center

Conference

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2018 Europe

Cybersecurity is about humans, skills and knowledge. So is the Cybersecurity Leadership Summit in Berlin (#CSLS18). Discussing face-to-face with your peers about trends, hypes and evolving threats, getting trained in thinking the unthinkable to be better prepared for disaster, or even avoid…

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The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Famously, in 2014 Prof. Stephen Hawking told the BBC: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." The ethical questions around Artificial Intelligence were discussed at a meeting led by the BCS President Chris Rees in London on October 2nd. This…

Blog

Making Sense of the Top Cybersecurity Trends

With each passing year, the CISO’s job is not becoming any easier. As companies continue embracing the Digital Transformation, the growing complexity and openness of their IT infrastructures mean that the attack surface for hackers and malicious insiders is increasing as well. Combined…

Blog

Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security

As organizations go through digital transformation, the cyber challenges they face become more important. Their IT systems and applications become more critical and at the same time more open. The recent data breach suffered by British Airways illustrates the sophistication of the cyber…

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Consumer Identity World (CIW) USA 2018 - Report

Fall is Consumer Identity Season at KuppingerCole, just in time for holiday shopping. Last week we kicked off our 2018 tour in Seattle. The number of attendees and sponsors was well up over last year, indicating the significant increase in interest in the Consumer Identity and Access…

Webcast

Making Sense of the Top 5 Latest Cybersecurity Trends

Let’s face it: with each passing year, the CISO’s job is not becoming any easier. As companies continue embracing the Digital Transformation, the growing complexity and openness of their IT infrastructures mean that the attack surface for hackers and malicious insiders is…

Webcast

Prepare for PSD2 with Strong Customer Authentication, Fraud Risk Management and Open Banking APIs

Banks will soon have to comply with the Revised Payment Service Directive, commonly called "PSD2." The directive will introduce massive changes to the payments industry and radically alter the user experience for customers of European banks by allowing third party payment service providers…

Webinar

Sep 27, 2018: Making Sense of the Top 5 Latest Cybersecurity Trends

Let’s face it: with each passing year, the CISO’s job is not becoming any easier. As companies continue embracing the Digital Transformation, the growing complexity and openness of their IT infrastructures mean that the attack surface for hackers and malicious insiders is increasing as well.…

Executive View

Executive View: StealthINTERCEPT® - 70367

Cyber criminals regularly exploit vulnerabilities and poor practices around Microsoft Active Directory to obtain credentials that allow them to infiltrate organizational systems, cause damage and exfiltrate data.  This report describes StealthINTERCEPT, the real-time policy…

Webinar

Sep 13, 2018: Prepare for PSD2 with Strong Customer Authentication, Fraud Risk Management and Open Banking APIs

Banks will soon have to comply with the Revised Payment Service Directive, commonly called "PSD2." The directive will introduce massive changes to the payments industry and radically alter the user experience for customers of European banks by allowing third party payment service providers…

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The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Famously, in 2014 Prof. Stephen Hawking told the BBC: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." The ethical questions around Artificial Intelligence were discussed at a meeting led by the BCS President Chris Rees in London on October 2nd. This is also an area covered by KuppingerCole under the heading of Cognitive Technologies and this blog provides a summary of some of the issues that need to be considered. Firstly, AI is a generic term and it is [...]

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