Current security and compliance tools are difficult to install, difficult to maintain, and difficult to understand. They not only burden the professionals tasked with utilizing them, but also burden the network, Internet, and hardware. The result is a security and compliance process that is error prone, is impossible to measure, and is reactive instead of proactive. Security professionals are reduced to glorified data scavengers who spend their time trying to collect logs, build spreadsheets and finish compliance reports in a timely manner. They have little time to investigate security issues, follow up on insecure end user processes, or report on security postures to management in a clear and timely manner.
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Security and compliance professionals need a single solution to house their security and compliance information. They need an end to oceans of white noise and false positives. They need an end to data silos, manual data transfers, and combing through logs. Ultimately, security and compliance professionals need a way to measure security, quantify compliance, and see what is occurring in their IT environment.
AristotleInsight uses technology developed over 20 years to virtualize the collection, correlation, and first pass analysis of log and activity data. The solution’s big data architecture and Bayesian inference allow for traditionally separate security and compliance functions to be achieved and presented in a single pane view, to a degree of detail never before seen. Ultimately, AristotleInsight answers the question, “What is happening in my IT environment?” and uses that information to measure security and prove compliance.
Because AristotleInsight gathers such a large amount of data from your IT environment, it is capable of presenting information from different perspectives to benefit the entire management team.
The constant evolution and growth of large IT environments makes managing configurations, user privileges, data access, and patch deployment a nightmare. Often times, complying with regulations such as PCI, FISMA, HIPAA, GLBA, CJIS, and SOX turns into a mad scramble of research and adjustment leading up to an audit. Soon after the audit, whether for convenience or by accident, configurations gradually drift. The result is unknown vulnerabilities and another nightmare come audit time. Complying with regulations should not be a mad scramble. AristotleInsight not only enables compliance, it allows compliance to be maintained over time.
Complying with regulations and protecting sensitive data across multiple remote sites is tedious and expensive. Endless pages of log files must be consolidated, transported, and analyzed back at headquarters. This process not only increases the chance of mistakes, but is also a compliance nightmare. AristotleInsight extends your security and compliance scope to the edges of your enterprise without burdening your network, Internet, or hardware. AristotleInsight virtualizes and aggregates your log files from everywhere you do business, and correlates, stores, and reports on the information back at headquarters. AristotleInsight’s powerful Bayesian inference provides actionable and measurable security and compliance information from the furthest reaches of your enterprise.
Organization leaders with a stake in the security of their enterprise’s sensitive information need trends and data to confirm the success of the Security and Compliance Audit. Just as accountants have programs to detect mistakes, fraud, or problems, Management and the C-level needs a solution to convert IT jargon into actionable trends and reports.
Historic tracking of security events and vulnerabilities provides management with the trends they need to make decisions. Reports for non-technical executives make sense of IT Jargon.
Know What Questions to Ask
Just like in other departments, management should know what questions to ask and when to ask them. AristotleInsight provides management the overview of information they need to ask informed questions.
Management should not have to hope they are secure or take someone’s word for it. AristotleInsight allows non-technical management to see if security and compliance is tracking on plan.
A New Approach Is Needed
Currently zero day attacks succeed because they are buried in white noise and false positives. Real problems are often overlooked or misinterpreted after detection. Savvy zero day attacks know how to appear harmless in log files or security software while making off with valuable data. Without the right information, security and compliance departments are fighting a losing battle.
Regulation compliance is meant to promote and drive secure practices. Unfortunately, the overwhelming amount of data and complexity found with current solutions forces professionals to simplify compliance to a list of checkmarks. This defeats the spirit of compliance, and provides a false sense of security.
AristotleInsight virtualizes the process of data aggregation, correlation, and first pass analysis. This allows for security and compliance functionalities never before possible.
Creating a culture of security is a highly touted phrase amongst the security and compliance field, yet there seems to be little consensus about what a culture of security actually is, and how to go about creating one. At a basic level, a culture refers to a group’s beliefs, practices, and actions on a daily basis. What this means is that a culture of security is impossible if company employees, from the C-level down to interns do not understand how cyber crime works and their role in preventing it. Current security solutions make instilling a secure culture a difficult task. While other departments have metrics and data to drive their actions, currently security and compliance have none. Without data, management relies on the word of the IT and Security personnel, who rely upon their analysis of oceans of data to determine security posture and make security decisions. Without a culture of data driven security, millions of dollars in security and compliance investment can prove ineffective.
Because AristotleInsight stores forensic level data historically for years, Security and compliance professionals, as well as management, have access to security and compliance trends that allow them to quantify success and progress over ranges of time. For example, the C-level can see a monthly, quarterly, or annual trend of cyber risk to assess the effectiveness of investments in security. Security and compliance professionals can view daily trends to notice a newly installed app has vulnerabilities that need to be patched, or that new faults in already implemented technologies have been discovered. Management can use daily trends to identify a spike, ask why it occurred, and see when it has been remediated. With the hard data provided by AristotleInsight’s trends, the C-level, management, and security and compliance professionals have the information they need to drive a culture of security.
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