Gartner Research

Security Analytics: Six Principles for Success

Published: 15 July 2018

ID: G00346036

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


CISOs and their teams invest in security analytics to better detect attacks – but such effort often fails slowly and expensively. Here’s how leading CISOs get value from big data analytics.

Table Of Contents

Security Analytics Is a Necessity, Not a Luxury

Defining Security Analytics

Ways in Which Analytics Can Create Security and Business Value

Six Principles for Success

1. Guide Security Analytics Efforts Based on Use Cases

2. Look for Creative Funding Models

3. Choose the Right Data Platform, Not a Set of Proprietary Tools

4. Diversify and Improve Detection Logic, Not Just Data Sources

5. Measure and Manage the Analytics Program Based on Outcomes, Not Just Activities

6. Save on Talent Costs by Hiring for Core Skills


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