Family Safety

Have You Talked to Your Kids About a Career in Cybersecurity?

Here’s some cool trivia for you: What profession currently has a zero-percent unemployment rate, pays an average of $116,000 a year, and is among the top in-demand jobs in the world? A lawyer? A pharmacist? A finance manager, perhaps? Nope. The job we’re talking about is a cybersecurity specialist and, because ...

Security Operations

Gartner Peer Insights Recognition for McAfee SIEM

This blog was written by Peter Elliman. I’m proud to say that McAfee has received recognition from our customers with the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). This is a recognition of high satisfaction from a number of reviews by verified end-user ...

Enterprise

Separating the Signal from Noise

This blog was written by Grant Bourzikas, previous CISO at McAfee. In security operations, we frequently talk about the difficulties in separating the signal from the noise to detect legitimate threats and disregard false alarms. Data overload is a common problem and triage becomes a critical skill to hone and ...

Enterprise McAfee Labs

KRACKs Against Wi-Fi Serious But Not End of the World

This blog was written by Brook Schoenfield. On October 12, researcher Mathy Vanhoef announced a set of Wi-Fi attacks that he named KRACKs, for key reinstallation attacks. These attack scenarios are against the WPA2 authentication and encryption key establishment portions of the most recent set of protocols. The technique is ...

Enterprise

An Unmatched Customer Experience

I’ve been in this industry for over twenty years, and the advancements in cybersecurity over the last few years are unmatched. As an industry, we went from believing in a best-in-breed, siloed approach and now we understand our customers need a connected security architecture that can protect, detect, and correct. ...

Security Operations

The Power of an Integrated UEBA/SIEM Solution

This blog post was written by Kristen Jacobsen. If you’ve read our previous blog, “Leveraging UEBA Capabilities in Your Existing SIEM,” you understand how McAfee Enterprise Security Manager can perform many essential UEBA functions leveraging its built-in advanced analytics and behavior modeling. Doing It Better Together For several specific use ...

Security Operations

Leveraging SIEM and Security Analytics for Improved Monitoring of Advanced Threats

This blog post was written by Karl Klaessig. For more than a decade, in response to higher volumes of alerts, security information and event monitoring (SIEM) became an integral component of enterprise security programs. However, the increasing sophistication and complexity of attacks are driving the need for advanced analytics—beyond the ...

Security Operations

Leveraging UEBA Capabilities in Your Existing SIEM

This blog post was written by Kristen Jacobsen. User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) uses advanced analytics to track and flag suspicious behaviors of both users and assets, such as networked assets, sensors, databases, devices, and hosts. There are many reasons why UEBA is gaining traction as both an integrated ...

Security Operations

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. ...

Security Operations

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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