Splunk boosts cyber security with machine learning tech

LAS VEGAS: Splunk has announced two products to boost security through the use of big data analytics, and track hackers and user behaviour across a company’s IT infrastructure. Revealed at Splunk’s .conf conference in Las Vegas, Splunk Enterprise Security 4.0 is a reworking of the company’s Splunk App for Enterprise Security. The latest version has been stuffed with updates to enable ad-hoc analysis of cyber threats affecting an enterprise’s IT network. Security 4.0 sports an Investigator Timeline feature, which lets analysts track any event or activity during an attack investigation via a timeline to better figure out and communicate the cause and impact of security beaches and multi-stage attacks. Splunk said that this allows analysts to apply the ‘kill chain’ methodology, which tracks the different stages of a cyber attack…


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