Behavior Analysis: New Weapon To Fight Hackers

Israeli startup Cybereason says it breaks new security ground by spotting deviations in employee behavior and telling companies what to do next.

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As the hacking pandemic sweeps through companies, a startup says analytics can help. Cybereason, co-founded by Lior Div, a former cybercrime expert in the Israeli intelligence agency, uses new algorithms to fight what it calls “malops” — malicious operations perpetrated by hackers who break into a company’s network.

“Almost every CEO is aware that their company is going to be breached. They need to understand how to stop those malops” once the breach occurs, Div told InformationWeek. “The bad guys are winning now. If they want to conduct a hacking operation on a company, they will.”

One is tempted to remind Div, Cybereason’s CEO, that King Harry follows, “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,” with, “or close the wall up with our English dead.” Though the first line of defense is a major focal point of cybersecurity, Cybereason is far from alone in trying to do something about hackers once they’ve infiltrated a company. As we’ve been reminded in the last few months, mostly we fail in our efforts to stop hackers, government and otherwise, from rooting around in our systems.

 

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