Cyber Analytics Gets a Networking Twist

High-profile cyber attacks and massive data breaches have spawned a growing list of proposed defenses that are increasingly relying on machine learning and other AI applications along with analytics to detect and stop attacks as they unfold. Emerging cyber analytics also strived to provide nervous enterprises with “behavioral intelligence” about anomalies via tools like network monitoring that might uncover increasingly worrisome insider attacks. Among the emerging tools being provided by “professional services” vendors are new intelligence platforms designed to boost cyber defenses. The latest comes from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), which rolled out a “cyber intelligence platform” this week as part of its “managed security” portfolio. Accenture’s twist on cyber defenses is an intelligence platform that seeks to leverage a customer’s own “network telemetry data” to spot suspicious behavior rather than…


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