Cyberthreats are on the rise and breaches are becoming more common. Many businesses rely on technology to protect themselves, but attackers also use technology to find ways to get around these defenses. With artificial intelligence making its way into the technology space, businesses need to be well-equipped to incorporate this new security technology.
Prevailing challenges in threat detection
Insider threats continue to be a challenge for businesses of all sizes; one way to detect them is by establishing a baseline of normal activities specific to each user over an extended period of time and then monitoring for any deviations from that norm. However, it’s nearly impossible to manually detect these deviations.
Another area of concern is false positive alerts, which are a source of distraction that delay breach detection. False positives can be reduced by setting thresholds specific to each user based on their level of activity rather than using a blanket threshold across the organization, but this still remains a task that’s impossible for IT security professionals to manually perform.
ADAudit Plus’ user behavior analytics (UBA) engine
ADAudit Plus uses machine learning to create a baseline of normal activities that are specific to each user to detect potential insider threats and notify the concerned personnel. UBA in ADAudit Plus helps IT security teams streamline threat detection by creating a behavior-based security ecosystem to detect threats.
UBA combines data analytics and machine learning to define dynamic thresholds based on real-world user behavior. With its alert thresholds, ADAudit Plus reduces the number of false positives, giving security teams plenty of time to focus on the real indicators of compromise.
UBA solutions have superior threat detection capabilities and can help administrators deal with both rogue users and compromised accounts. These advanced features make UBA an important part of any organization’s security framework. In our next blog, we’ll look at how UBA can help monitor user activities in an organization.
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