There’s been a lot of talk about the potential for artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning in cybersecurity. They likely won’t be replacing any human effort in the discipline; instead, many experts feel these capabilities will significantly enhance initiatives as they currently operate.
However, hackers have also tuned in to the capabilities of machine learning and AI to produce more effective attacks that learn from the successes of past exploit strategies.
Rather than letting hackers’ and cybersecurity teams’ AI machines duke it out, some organizations are looking at solutions that can help them better anticipate evolving threats. Teams can be proactive by identifying and prioritizing these threats before they strike.
This identification of threats before they have made an impact is called “predictive analytics.” Predictive analysis allows professionals, aided by computer automation, to work through an extensive set of security data. That helps them determine trends and likely attack points so they can take on the necessary hardening, engineering, and other related activities before the next attack can be executed.
So, how can firms get started in implementing predictive analytics?
Teams have multitudes of security data to sort through. Homing in on the most relevant information can seem like it’s akin to finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why many organizations have been seeking out partners or products that can make the process go more smoothly and efficiently.
A cyber intelligence platform can make all the difference. A platform makes the work of analysis and prioritization more manageable, and in some cases automatic. Rather than sorting through raw data on security events, analysts can get quick dashboard views of the potential threats and where they could strike.
Other employers might hire a security partner to help them actively identify, report and protect against emerging threats. These managed security partners can leverage predictive analysis and cyber hunt tools on their partners’ behalf. They also can perform the analysis, reporting and consultative support needed to build protections.
Lunarline offers a complete cyber intelligence platform to facilitate predictive analysis as well as managed security operations that can work for your team. To learn more about what we can offer you, contact us today.