The Dangerous Rise of Ransomware

Ransomware is a relatively new type of cybersecurity threat.  It amounts to an attacker taking and encrypting your valuable data, and then charging you to de-crypt it.  The idea came about 10 years…


Why We Picked Tensorflow for Cybersecurity

When I started in security analytics several years ago, the choice of tool and platform was typically dictated for you, usually based on earlier investments the company had already made. These…


Telling the Security Story

Data analytics and machine learning can be very empowering for security, but don’t lose sight of your true goal when using them. In work as an IT auditor, a security investigator, or threat analyst,…


Hadoop New Core SOC

Security teams are increasingly frustrated with legacy solutions that are not designed to address the data volumes they face today. Threat hunting and incident investigations are hindered by searches…


The Rise of the Security Data Scientist

In the future of cybersecurity, there is a new role that will be critical to the security of an organization: the Security Data Scientist. The security data scientist will bring new skills to the…


Owning the game in the security operations center (SOC)

  The cat and mouse game we play in the SOC has changed. Just a few short years ago, it was impressive if we were managing a million security events a day. Fast forward a few years and we are…