Profiling the Network: Using Analytics to Know Who’s Really Who

Cyber-attacks show no signs of slowing down, and organizations continue to look at any and all approaches to improving security. Securing the network is fundamental to protecting the business, and a variety of tools exist to understand traffic flow over a network and to analyze security impacts from that flow.Despite the capabilitis of these tools, however, attacks and breaches continue to happen on a weekly basis. It is time to expand the definition of network profiling to include the riskiest asset on the network: the user.A user-centric view of the network helps answer these key questions:Who is on the network?The answer might not be as easy as it seems. Users have composite identities made up of information from multiple accounts, applications, and repositories.In a large company, the average employee’s identity…


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