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February 6 - 8, 2018  San Diego Convention Center

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Innovation Showcase: How Should Behavioral Analytics Fit into a Modern Security Program?

  • Room: Innovation Showcase, 1400/1600 Aisle
Tuesday, February 06, 2018: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM


Tom Bier
CISSP - Manager of DoD Systems Engineering


How should behavioral analytics fit into a modern security program? The trend toward user behavior analytics for advanced threat detection is gaining momentum with security teams across both the public and private sectors. While the application of machine learning and related data-driven techniques to user behavior holds a great deal of promise, many organizations are left wondering how this new approach should fit into their existing security program. We will discuss the structure of current high-performing security programs, how user behavior analytics can play a part in your security program, and what questions to ask when evaluating various behavior analytics product and service offerings.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the structure of high performing security operations programs
  • Understand why most security programs need higher fidelity detection mechanisms based on user behavior analytics
  • Understand what you need to know about machine learning in order to make the right decisions for your security program