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The Need for Security Investigation
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This year has been filled with multiple cyberattacks extending from ransomware to the covered-up Uber hack. In light of such events, users and customers alike have expressed valid concerns about the safety and security of their data and personal information.

To ensure that customers are guaranteed data security, companies are now setting up full-scale IT and security teams. Many companies are putting in the budget the cost to hire IT and security professionals, all of whom are equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skill set required to keep cyber-attacks at bay.

An IT and security analyst must quickly find the required information to determine who, what, where, when and how of a current or potential attack to determine the impact a security threat might have on the company and what action can be taken.

Specific questions to look out for in such a security investigation are:

#1 Who is associated with the attack?

#2 Where is the source device or epicenter of the attack located?

#3 When did the attack start?

Once the answers to these questions are determined, analysts must then find out:

#1 If the system has been infected or compromised

#2 If the attack progressed beyond the infected system

#3 How far the attack reached

Once all of these parameters are estimated, security professionals can deal with security issues in a far more efficient and effective manner. Detect malicious activity and progression by indexing machine data, gain better detection with multi-step processing, and find patterns and relationships by interacting with more data are steps that can be taken to apply a security analytics cycle.

If security concerns keep you up at night, spending time looking for the right solution may give you extra peace of mind and strengthen the overall security posture of your operations teams.

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