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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M&A Activity in Cybersecurity and IAM

It seems almost every week in cybersecurity and IAM we read of a large company buying a smaller one. Many times, it is a big stack vendor adding something that may be missing to their catalog, or buying a regional competitor. Sometimes it’s a medium-sized technology vendor picking up a promising start-up. In the olden days (15+ years ago), start-ups hoped for going IPO. IPOs are far less common today. Why? Mostly because it’s an expensive, time-consuming process that doesn’t achieve the returns it once did. Many times, going IPO was an interim step to getting acquired by a...

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Buyer’s Guide: Endpoint Protection - 80110

Malware remains a global cybersecurity threat. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for successful deployments. This document will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs for endpoint protection.

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The Passwordless Enterprise: Building A Long-Term Zero Trust Strategy

“The password is dead.” We have heard this statement for at least a decade, yet even in 2019, data breaches based on stolen user credentials continue to dominate the headlines. Why do passwords so stubbornly refuse to die?

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Blockchain Enterprise Days 2019

Blockchain is still on everyone’s lips and the 2019 can be the year when large enterprises finally embrace the distributed ledger technology. KuppingerCole's inaugural blockchain-themed event will go beyond the hype and will present you real use cases and applications for your enterprise. Blockchain Enterprise Days (#BeDays19) will take place on September 18-19, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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AImpact Summit 2019

AImpact Summit held on November 27 – 28, 2019 in Munich, offers the unique opportunity to get a deep insight on the hottest topics of Artificial Intelligence, network with like-minded people, connect with peers who recognize that now is the time for AI, meet the people changing the…

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Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2019

In order to follow the footsteps of digital and technological advancements, have yourself prepared for the future and gain critical knowledge on emerging trends, KuppingerCole Analysts holds its second Cybersecurity Leadership Summit (#CSLS19) in Berlin, Germany, offering the remarkable…

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Consumer Identity World EU 2019

At the Consumer Identity World you learn how to balance the user experience, privacy, and security of your connected customer and how to enhance the customers' journey by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to provide a superior and customized experience.

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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…

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Consumer Identity World USA 2019

At the Consumer Identity World you learn how to balance the user experience, privacy, and security of your connected customer and how to enhance the customers' journey by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to provide a superior and customized experience.

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Blockchain Enterprise Days 2019

Blockchain is still on everyone’s lips and the 2019 can be the year when large enterprises finally embrace the distributed ledger technology. KuppingerCole's inaugural blockchain-themed event will go beyond the hype and will present you real use cases and applications for your enterprise.…

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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…

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Cybersecurity Pen-Tests: Time to Get Smart About Testing?

One of my favorite stories is of a pen-test team who were brought in and situated next door to the SOC (Security Operations Centre); and after a week on-site they were invited for a tour of the SOC where they queried a series of alarms [that they had obviously caused] only to be told…

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M&A Activity in Cybersecurity and IAM

It seems almost every week in cybersecurity and IAM we read of a large company buying a smaller one. Many times, it is a big stack vendor adding something that may be missing to their catalog, or buying a regional competitor. Sometimes it’s a medium-sized technology vendor picking up a…

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Fine-Tuning ICS Threat Models to Prioritize Mitigations of the Most Vulnerable Devices

When discussing the matters of industrial cybersecurity with IT experts, lamenting the historical divide between OT and IT seems to be a popular topic: you would often hear that the OT engineers are stubbornly ignoring the latest cyberthreats and do not see security as a priority in general.

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API Security in Microservices Architectures

API Security in Microservices Architectures

Microservice-based architectures allow businesses to develop and deploy their applications in a much more flexible, scalable and convenient way – across multiple programming languages, frameworks and IT environments. Like with any other new technology that DevOps and security teams started to explore in the recent years, there is still quite a lot of confusion about the capabilities of new platforms, misconceptions about new attack vectors and renewed discussions about balancing security [...]

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