How many times have you been too late to discover a data breach after it has happened? A majority of time, it can take anywhere from days to months to detect these breaches. This has constantly been a challenge for not only organizations themselves, but also the security industry. The talk of data-centric security is just as important as being able to discover the behaviors of users and their devices.
It has been acknowledged that users are the weakest link in terms of cyber security and also are considered the most at risk for data breaches to occur. There has been very little information on the behaviors of these users and the patterns of usage. According to a recent article regarding why we need behavior centric detection and response, “Active engagement in monitoring, detecting and deriving insight into user access and usage patterns can foretell risky activity. Identifying early warning signs is critical for protecting against sophisticated threats including malicious insiders and external attackers that have hijacked legitimate user accounts.”