Top 10 Security Analytics Blog Posts of 2022

2022 has been an exciting time for the Gurucul team! This year we accomplished a lot and look forward to achieving more as we move forward. In the spirit of year-end roundups, we wanted to share our top 10 security analytics blog posts of 2022.

10. SIEM/XDR Solutions Need to Contextualize the Attack to be Accurate

Gurucul Open XDR provides the broadest depth and breadth of security analytics to accelerate the automation of data collection, detection, and investigations. Levering additional context improves the accuracy of response and prevents successful breaches.

9. The Hunt for Log4j

The Log4j vulnerability allows any type of malicious activity to run rampant if undetected. Gurucul has developed a quick guide on how to leverage our UEBA capabilities to detect Log4j out of the box.

8. Gartner IAM: Identity is the Future of Security Operations

Identity is fueling improved threat detection, investigation, and response, especially when it comes to accelerating response actions by the security operations center. Identity can be leveraged by security operations teams to properly monitor and detect inappropriate access by internal and external threat actors alike.

7. Security Trends From 2022 RSA Conference: The Cloud Continues to Stimy SIEM and XDR

Monitoring for threats in the cloud and securing cloud environments continues to stimy SIEM and XDR. Challenges include inconsistent visibility, unpredictable performance, cost escalation, and limited choice.

6. New Research: SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR

In this blog post we shared new research from Enterprise Strategy Group, “SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR.” 376 IT and cybersecurity professionals were surveyed in North America who evaluate, purchase, and utilize threat detection and response security products and services. What did we learn? Read this post for details.

5. The Top Cybersecurity Initiative for 2022 is Cloud Security

Cloud workloads are under attack. Individual cloud security solutions require dedicated resources. And attackers are using multi-cloud as an opportunity to obfuscate their activities. What to do? Check out our blog for more.

4. Emerging Cybersecurity Trends in 2022

This Gurucul blog post discusses the cybersecurity trends we saw emerge in 2022 leading in from 2021. Top of mind was ransomware, phishing, stolen credentials, cloud migration, and understaffed and overburdened security staff.

3. Ransomware and the Severe Impact on K-12 Public Schools

Between 2021 and 2022, 56% of K-12 education organizations were hit by ransomware, a nearly 25% increase from the previous year. Even with the return to in-person education, students are using a broader set of internet-connected devices at home and in school. Even worse is that home-networked devices can cross-infect school approved devices for home use, thereby infecting educational infrastructure and providing a gateway for a ransomware attack.

2. A Key Initiative in 2022 is Improving Threat Detection and Response

Initial compromises are inevitable, and most often originate from phishing attacks, social engineering, or insider threats which lay the groundwork for enabling malware. Organizations must be ready to detect and prevent against even a single compromise.

1. Top UEBA Use Cases to Fuel Modern, Next-Gen Security Operations

Drum roll please! The number one Gurucul blog post of 2022 was about our top UEBA use cases to fuel the next-gen SOC. UEBA has emerged as the most effective approach to comprehensively manage and monitor identity-based risks and unknown threats across all of an organization’s environments. Read this blog for details.

We hope you find the top 10 security analytics blog posts of 2022 interesting. Happy new year and thanks for reading Gurucul’s blog! Stay tuned for more great content in 2023.

 

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