The cyber security data challenge
Cyber security data poses some unique challenges. IP data, network logs, server records, communications data. All of it is automatically generated at millisecond levels of resolution. For many organizations, the result is terabytes of data and billions of alerts every day.
At that volume, it’s impossible to effectively review or triage every possible threat, even with the help of modern SIEM tools and security operations centers.
The result: alerts get missed, vulnerabilities are exploited and post-attack forensics are inefficiently managed.
The graph visualization solution
To overcome the scale and complexity of challenges posed by this data, cyber security analysts need powerful analysis and visualization tools.
Our graph visualization software is often integrated into cyber security platforms, offering an intuitive way to view activity that results in more effective cyber operations.
One way to find insight in large alerts data is with anomaly detection. Patterns and trends are interesting, but more often cyber analysts need to find outliers. By visualizing data relating to many cases or alerts simultaneously, it’s possible to uncover unusual patterns of activity that require further investigation.
Visualization also helps with post-event forensics. By analysing log data, analysts can understand sequences of events that led up to a scenario, helping to uncover previously unseen vulnerabilities.
Graph visualization can also be used to identify possible future threats and facilitate the sharing of cyber intelligence. EclecticIQ have used our technologies to build a cyber threat intelligence platform that harnesses graph visualization to provide a clear view of threats that can be easily understood and communicated:
White Paper: Visualizing Cyber Threats
Based on the experiences of our customers, this white paper outlines additional use cases for graph visualization in the cyber security domain.
Why choose us?
We’ve helped business, governments and software vendors to build the next generation of cyber security data visualization platforms. Using our graph visualization technology, they’ve been able to:
- Put analysts in the driving seat – build a custom network visualization web application that allows analysts to explore data at their own pace, and at their own scale.
- Share data insight – our technologies work in any modern web browser on any device, including smartphones and tablets.
- Harness powerful graph visualization functionality – including filtering, time-based analysis, geospatial visualization, social network analysis and node grouping.
Find out more
We’ve worked with organizations worldwide to help them make sense of their complex cyber security data. To learn more, request a trial of our technology or get in touch.
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