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SIEM is your Analyst’s Best Technology Partner

This blog post was written by Karl Klaessig. For the average security analyst, it’s no secret that their days are overloaded with more “hair on fire” moments than “Zen” moments. The 2016 SANS Incident Response Survey paints a clear and sobering picture of the demands being placed on security analysts. ...

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McAfee – Cybercrime is a firefight! Time for Automation.

Those who have experienced them know how scary their world becomes when a grass fire or forest fire gets out of control. As these fires become more intense, they create their own weather, generating their own winds, making them more difficult to fight and often moving far faster than firefighters ...

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Eating an Elephant: How the ESM 10 UX Team Reenergized SecOps (Part 2)

This blog was written by Barbara Kay. The second of a two-part series. In the previous post in this series, we described how re-creating the user experience for overburdened SOC analysts was a task like “eating an elephant.” To help analysts who are constrained by time and cognitive overload, we ...

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Eating an Elephant: How the ESM 10 UX Team Reenergized SecOps (Part 1)

This blog was written by Barbara Kay. The first of a two-part series For some reason, elephants figure frequently in our conversations – “seeing different parts of the elephant”, “memory like an elephant,” and now, “eating an elephant.” This phrase, definitely meant as an analogy, expresses the lengthy, enormous, and ...

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Change, embrace it – Why you need to change the way you look at security

Change.  “There is a time appointed for everything and a time for every purpose—” Imagine trying to change a cowboy wagon to upgrade its performance to make it comparable to a Ferrari?  Crazy right?  We’d never try right?  Because the wagon has a fundamentally different architecture and was built for a different purpose. ...

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Mission Made Possible: The Open Integration Time Machine

This blog was written by Barbara Kay. A fast-forward button for integration to a unified security architecture. One of the reasons why the Mission Impossible premise has resonated across the generations is that all of us, at one time or another, are handed projects that seem to come with that ...

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Do You Need to Pull Up Your SOCs?

This week’s McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2016 revealed the results of a survey gauging the state of the security operations center (SOC). The following is an excerpt from this article. A few years ago, dedicated SOCs seemed to be going the way of the dinosaur—the era of big rooms ...

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Building Bridges to a More Connected Security Environment

For a long time, the threat intelligence landscape could be likened to an archipelago; a collection of islands. There were a few bridges here and there but the various islands remained largely inaccessible. It became clear, however, that in this era of rapidly evolving and advanced threats, we needed to ...

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McAfee at work: A brief recap of Black Hat 2016

Another Black Hat USA conference has come and gone, but, much like every year, a lot of incredible insights remain. And McAfee was a major contributor to those insights. Our presenting researchers offered several great demonstrations this year, but three sessions stood out particular for their insight into future ransomware ...

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CompuCom Launches Cloud-Based Managed Service Powered by McAfee

This blog was written by Richard Steranka. Today, from Black Hat 2016 in Las Vegas, CompuCom announced the expansion of its Managed Security Services (MSS) through  the release of its upgraded Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) services. In my earlier blog, I spoke about the cyberskills shortage  and the ...

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