Even though everyone knows (Thanks to NEWS headline) but still reinforcing that cyber attacks have reached to the threshold level in the past few years. The number of attacks is not stopping anytime soon but also several new types are appearing every day in the industry. This means the systems or networks have become more vulnerable to the threat.
Leave any loophole in your system and be ready to welcome attack. The threat can be insider and outsider depending on the attack or how things are being operationalised for any network. When risks are hard to detect then Entity and User Behaviour Analytics (EUBA/UEBA) comes in handy.
It is one of the security solutions which provide an analysis of the behaviours which happen on the network. The behaviours are not personal behaviours but rather anything that is related to the network and server. They will provide insight into the anomalies on the server ultimately helping in the detection of the threats.
The primary purpose of EUBA is to monitor the user’s activities such as keeping track on login status, use of applications and the context of accessibility. The information gained then will be used to compare it with the regular information. If there is any difference in what usually happens, then it is probably a threat.
The system is robust because it detects the activities or the abnormal behaviours which might go unnoticed or are overlooked. This is useful for the more extensive business because it will help protect the accounts of the employees. Even if you have just started your business, still you need to invest in the security analytics tools because it will enhance the overall credibility of your business.
But the question is how you would know which tool is suitable for your business?
Steps to Select EUBA Product:
There are several steps which you need to follow before you buy an end product.
Share the roadmap with the vendor:
The first thing you have to do is share the detection and case coverage roadmap with the vendor. This will tell you if your roadmap matches with what vendor offers.
Ask questions from the vendor like if you can add new cases and if there is any additional information to do so. Also, ask if the respective person has a process where it provides repeatable threat coverage expansion.
At times when you show or discuss your issue with the vendor then they might not have anything matching to your need. In that case, you might ask the person if they handle the customised projects for the new data classes or threats.
This will also give you an idea whether the tool will be useful for the imminent threats in the future or not.
Before you finalise your EUBA product, it is essential to ensure that all your requirements are matching and there are multiple entities or options available. Some of the examples of the entities are user/account, machine/servers, and files/digital assets. This will give a better opportunity to track and detect threats.
EUBA/UEBA has become a powerful security tool and is valued immensely in the cyber world. However, there are several things which need to be ensured before purchasing the final product.