ESG Cybersecurity Research and a Preview of Black Hat USA 2017 (Video)

In this video blog, my colleague Jon Oltsik and I discuss some of the insights from ESG’s cybersecurity research we expect to be topical at Black Hat USA 2017, including:

  • The challenges and solutions around security operations and analytics and the need for a security operations and analytics platform architecture (SOAPA).
  • The constant state of change in the endpoint security landscape in which organizations regularly re-evaluate processes, technologies, and vendors.
Topics: Cybersecurity hybrid cloud SOAPA security operations analytics platform Black Hat 2017

SOAPA Interview with Rick Caccia of Exabeam, Part 1

As an architectural solution, a security operations and analytics platform architecture (SOAPA) provides software services and interfaces for data exchange, product integration, and deep analysis of security data. This gives organizations the opportunity to replace existing point technologies or integrate individual technologies into a systematic architectural solution. 

Enter Exabeam, a company focused on delivering its own architecture for security analytics and operations. Exabeam offers products for log management, user/entity behavior analysis (UEBA), and security operations automation/orchestration. Furthermore, each individual product can be combined into SOAPA for enterprise organizations. 

Topics: Cybersecurity SOAPA security operations analytics platform Exabeam

A Video Interview about SOAPA with Haiyan Song, SVP of Splunk, Part 1

The trend toward security operations analytics platform architectures (SOAPA) is impacting the traditional SIEM market, causing leading vendors to adapt their strategies to accommodate the need for product integration and functional expansion. In this video, I talk with Haiyan Song, SVP of Security Markets at Splunk,who comments on changing security requirements, customers’ desired outcomes, and what this means for Splunk’s business strategy and R&D investments.

Topics: Cybersecurity Splunk SOAPA security operations analytics platform