Enterprise(s)… Taking Steps to Improve … Analytics
Last week, online retail giant eBay announced that it was hacked between February and March of this year with stolen login credentials of an eBay employee. This gave the hackers access to the user records of 145 million users including home addresses, e-mail addresses, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. It appears that the hackers made copies of this data so eBay is advising all users to change their passwords.
The eBay hack is just the latest in a perpetual series of bad cybersecurity news. What’s worse here is that eBay is no slouch when it comes to information security best practices. So it’s especially alarming when a firm like eBay is compromised – if eBay can suffer a data breach, anyone can suffer a data breach.
If there is a silver lining here it is that other large organizations realize that they have to do more to protect themselves from cybercrime. For example, many enterprises are taking a harder look at their incident prevention controls and exploring ways to block threats and/or reduce the attack surface across their networks. Aside from these traditional defenses, however, firms are also investing a lot of time, money, and human resources on security analytics. Why? Most CISOs realize that legacy SIEM and log management tools are no match for today’s social engineering attacks and sophisticated malware payloads.
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