Securonix Security Analytics Detected Threats

Has the solution detected threats that would otherwise have gone unnoticed? If yes, please give examples.

Amit Chopra
CEO/Executive Director at Iconic Engines
[The solution] has the ability to detect low and slow stuff. Whenever we've had any dormant issues or dormant malware - dormant processes which get executed until much later - it has tremendously helped us with that.
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Greg Stewart
Director of Intellectual Property Protection at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution has also helped us to detect threats that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. In the past, when we were using just a SIEM tool, we had reports on things like the top-ten people each day sending email to a competitor's domain, or top-ten people emailing to a personal domain, or the top-ten people copying data to a USB. We looked at six of these lists every day. When we first started using Securonix, they came to us with an event that their system had detected, something which was a fairly significant event. When I went back and looked at why we hadn't caught it ourselves first, what had happened was that Securonix was able to accurately able to identify, with its pattern-matching functionality, two personal email addresses from this person and correlate that with USB use and their sending of emails to a competitor's domain. Out of the four domains, none was high enough to get on the top-10 lists, but all four together - when they were correlated together as a single event - were very significant. That enabled an analyst to see it and react to it.
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Chief Technology Officer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
There were a couple of instances of insider threats where we had employee accounts compromised through phishing. Someone got an email from an email address that looked like a valid email address but it was not. It had the first name and last name the same, but the company name was misspelled. The employee clicked on it and his account was compromised. That compromised account was then used to access intellectual property in our environment. Securonix was able to detect that threat. If that data had been leaked, that would have been millions of dollars in losses for us because everything we do is our intellectual property. Securonix, with its behavior analytics, was able to detect that this account was behaving differently, that it was trying to scan all our shared folders and access a lot of documents in a very short period of time. They were all source code files and the employee whose account was compromised was not even a developer. That was one of the biggest threats it detected. The other thing it is very good at identifying is that now, with everything in the cloud, there are no firewalls involved. People can, through social engineering, find out what your email address is and then try to guess your password and access your cloud environment. We see a lot of these brute-force types of activities in the cloud, and Securonix is able to detect a lot of those threats as well. We have some automation in place where we can block or challenge the user with additional credentials. We were able to put that in place as well, as a preventative measure, to stop our cloud environment from being compromised. That's is a big area of concern for us.
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Edward Ruprecht
Lead Cyber Security Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
An example where the solution detected a threat that would otherwise have gone unnoticed recently was a Word document that launched PowerShell and tried downloading a malicious file. We have a policy which is looking for a rare process launched from a child process, and that detected a specific type of malware.
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SVP Insider Threat at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It's helped identify risky and/or malicious behavior that otherwise would probably have been overlooked. An example would be flight-risk behavior, meaning employees who are planning to leave the firm and/or who are possibly exfiltrating data. It has identified alerts or threats that would not have originally been identified.
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