What is user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA)?
Threat actors are getting smarter every day, breaching organizations by compromising credentials and servers. However, attackers still struggle to accurately mimic the behaviors of systems and users. That’s why behavioral analytics is a core tenet for enhanced detection and an important capability of the next-gen SIEM.
Tracking, monitoring, and alerting about behavioral changes enable SecOps teams to improve signal-to-noise ratio and detect bad actors more quickly and easily. Modern techniques for user and entity analytics (UEBA) include a combination of machine learning, statistics, and aggregations with human-in-the-loop capabilities to determine trends, patterns, and activities. But even with all those capabilities, behavioral analytics alone can’t solve the problem.It must be used in conjunction with threat intelligence and context to accurately inform detections and investigation.