Event correlation helps you wrap your head around the countless number of events going on in your organization. Our upcoming webinar, “Unraveling security incidents using event correlation,” is all about the power of event correlation. Join us on August 29th at 11am BST, and we’ll talk about what exactly this technique is, how it works, and how you can start using event correlation for your business.

Why you should care about event correlation

Security attacks are complex, there’s no doubt about that. However, even the most complex attacks use the same basic groundwork. With this in mind, detecting a potential attack becomes much easier. All it takes is identifying a hacker’s entry point, tracing their path through your network, figuring out which devices and accounts they’ve compromised…okay, so maybe it’s not much easier.

Enter event correlation. This technique can efficiently detect potential attacks, as well as provide you with all the information mentioned above. It does this by sifting through volumes of log data and identifying patterns of activity that may signal an oncoming breach.

For example, think of an attacker who slips through your firewall’s defenses, logs on to a Windows server, accesses the database server application installed on it, and deletes critical data. The attacker’s log trail is spread across multiple locations. Event correlation’s power lies in the fact that it can work with millions of logs from various devices, pick out this specific sequence of events from your firewall, Windows server, and database server, and alert you within seconds.

Similarly, event correlation can detect various attacks by looking at your network’s log data. From unauthorized file accesses to cryptojacking attempts, this technique is flexible enough to identify all types of attacks.