Posted on Jan 20, 2021
Stolen credentials, insider threats, cloud security—these are just some of the things that keep security professionals awake at night. With so many threat vectors to keep track of, it can be difficult to know which issues to prioritize. To make it easier, we made a list of 10 Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) threats to track, along with statistics that provide context around these important security concerns.
IronNet research suggests that many organizations may have a false sense of (cyber)security:
The impact of a data breach can go well beyond direct costs such as customer notification and legal or regulatory penalties:
Whether hackers use brute force or exploit vulnerabilities, most breaches are driven by theft of credentials. According to Verizon:
False positives aren’t just a waste of time, they diminish the accuracy of cybersecurity tools and worsen the impact of a breach by increasing attacker dwell time:
In order to gain access to a network, cyber attackers prefer the path of least resistance, which in many cases is to obtain stolen credentials via phishing campaigns:
Despite anti-malware measures, attacks are on the rise, resulting in business disruption:
Many security leaders struggle with a lack of visibility into IoT devices and corresponding security controls:
According to IronNet, respondents reported facing issues with each of the following:
While the use of encryption is trending upward, many organizations are still behind the curve, especially when it comes to securing data within the cloud:
As infosec teams continually respond to a high volume of cyber incidents, many organizations still suffer from training gaps and improper resource allocation. Research from a 2019 BAE Systems report found that:
While awareness surrounding insider threats is growing, the actions of a compromised or malicious insider can still be difficult to differentiate from normal behavior:
According to Verizon:
While SIEM solutions help security teams aggregate threat data and analyze behavior, the data they provide doesn’t necessarily drive issue resolution. SecurityScorecard provides comprehensive visibility of your network and system vulnerabilities from a hacker’s perspective, as well as the most critical and common risks for your organization, enabling you to drill down and prioritize remediation.
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