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From applications to infrastructure, enterprises and governments alike face a constant barrage of digital attacks designed to steal data, cripple networks, damage brands, and perform a host of other malicious intents. HP Enterprise Security Products offers products and services that help organizations meet the security demands of a rapidly changing and more dangerous world. HP ESP enables businesses and institutions to take a proactive approach to security that integrates information correlation, deep application analysis and network-level defense mechanisms—unifying the components of a complete security program and reducing risk across your enterprise. In this blog, we will announce the latest offerings from HP ESP, discuss current trends in vulnerability research and technology, reveal new HP ESP security initiatives and promote our upcoming appearances and speaking engagements.

Important Questions for Big Security Data

hp-HAVEn.jpgHAVEn is a big data toolbox; however, it’s what you can use it for that actually matters. This post asks a number of questions about how you can use big data to answer security questions that were never possible before. Using data to answer security questions instead of anecdotes is an important step forward for our industry. 

Bitcoins, black market, and Information Security

bitcoin.jpgThe outcome of a good security measure is compliance, safe and secured network. When you are obsessed with extreme security and privacy, the outcome may lead to illegal activities. The Bitcoin came into existance for a good cause. It was designed and licensed at MIT, Boston to overcome limitation of centralized currency. It started as a currency protocol and regulators are hoping that it would used only for legal activities.

 

Online black market sites are feeling extremely vulnerable because the closure of the two main competitors Black Market Reloaded and Sheep Marketplace by authorities.

1 in 4 Security Operations Organizations Are Ineffective

soso.jpgDetailed in the newly released State of Security Operations report, HP finds that 1 in 4 security operations organizations are ineffective.  Read on to see a summary of findings from the report and the top 5 reasons why security operations organizations are missing the mark.

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8 things your boss wants you to know about 'Big Data Security'

bi data security.PNGThe multitude of devices, users, and generated traffic all combine to create a proliferation of data that is being created with incredible volume, velocity, and variety. As a result, organizations need a way to protect, utilize, and gain real-time insight from “big data.”

 

Read through the 8 topics that your boss expects you to know about 'Big Data Security'.

What to expect from HP Enterprise Security for RSA Security Conference 2014

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The upcoming RSA conference takes place February 24-28 in San Francisco. HP Enterprise Security Products (ESP) is a Platinum sponsor of RSA with the key message: if you want better security, think like a bad guy.

 

If you are attending RSA, please join us at any of the following activities to hear more.

 

Visit us in booth #3401

  • Meet with HP ESP experts
  • Experience a mock SOC
  • See demos of ESP solutions
  • Discuss related services
  • Learn from our theater presentations
  • Expand your network

A day in a life of a hacked organization

ddos 2.PNGMany organizations have been lucky enough to never experience a data breach. They don’t think they will ever be breached because they are "too small" or "too big" or simply too confident about their security posture. Let me try to combine some of the experiences and stories that I have heard from organizations that went through a data breach. You may recognize some parts of this story from the news headlines.

 

Top questions to help you think like a cyber criminal

Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 15.57.37.pngThese are questions I would like the answer to when evaluating a cyber criminal’s motivation, capability and likely, next-expected event. Thinking like a bad guy requires understanding them at a deeper level than just technology. This is a carry over from my last post on knowing your enemy. 

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Traffic jam, Big data, and security analytics


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 Your normal security point solutions or IT operations tools are like Google maps. Good enough to go point from point A to B when things are normal and you are sure of many variables. However if you see the current threat landscape, it is not the case. No two days are same and no two incidents are similar. It is always some new issue, some new source targeting a source in your organization. Pretty much like a holiday traffic that converts 500 mile freeway into a parking lot. You need big data analytics to be augmented on your IT just like Waze does for maps or ArcSight does on your machine data.

Know Your Enemy – Not just what they are up to…

Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 13.01.20.pngWhen you defend your enterprise you are defending against “someone” and WHO they are matters to HOW you best defend against them. What types of information can be useful to understanding your attackers?

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HP ArcSight is simple and easy

3.PNGHP ArcSight is simple and easy after moving away from relational database. In Feb of this year we launched HP ArcSight ESM 6.0c where 'C' stands for CORRe. CORRe stands for 'Correlation Optimized Retention and Retrieval Engine', which is an HP proprietary columnar database which is built on current open standards that can scale to handle any Big Data. 

 

With it's own database optimized to correlate data and manage Big Data, ArcSight has removed all the complexities such as database tuning, scalabilities, and performance issues.

 

Visit our website, and learn more about how ArcSight can help you in 25 different use cases from security, compliance, IT operations, ops analytics, big data, machine data consolidation, etc.

 

www.hp.com/go/ArcSight

How to implement the kill chain use case methodology in your SIEM

killchain.pngThe newly published technical whitepaper HP SIEM Kill Chain use case methodology explains what a Cyber Kill Chain is and how the HP SIEM Kill Chain methodology can be applied for the authoring of use cases.  The whitepaper showcase the benefits of using a kill chain methodology over standalone use cases.

 

Read on to learn more about how you can apply the kill chain methodology with your ArcSight SIEM.

Know Thyself – Cyber Defense Doctrine

Its time to open a conversation on effective defensive security doctrine. Let's take back the initiative from our opponents!

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HP sponsors Texas A&M’s 2nd Annual Coding Gig

tamu.jpgHP Enterprise Security sponsored some brilliant minds at Texas A&M in the 2nd Annual Coding Gig.  Read on to learn more about the big data challenge given to these students and their results.

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1300+ attacks analyzed by Ponemon last year, showed 30% increase in cost of cyber-attack

ponemon.jpg$7.22 million is the average annualized cost. Cyber crimes are costly. An increase in cost of 30 percent from the consolidated global results of last year’s cyber cost study for 234 organizations.

 

1.4 successful attacks per company per week. An increase of 20 percent from last year’s successful attack experience.

 

15% average ROI for security technologies such as SIEM, intrusion prevention systems, application security testing and enterprise governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions.

Ease-of-use and Big data to define the next generation SIEM solution

dark reading.PNGRobert Lemos from the darkreading.com writes about Next Generation Of SIEMs? Ease Of Use, Analyze More Data. The discussion focuses on creation of next generation SIEM. Most vendors including HP ArcSight agrees that ease-of-use is the most requested feature or primary focus of SIEM solution. Eric Schou who runs the HP ArcSight products says that “Whether it is large enterprise, public sector, or small business, nobody wants a complex product that is difficult to learn and manage”.

 

Mark Nicolette from Gartner points out in this article that SIEM deployments are difficult as it is integrating complex set of data sources. Mark suggests that although next features are nice to talk about, deployment usability takes the priority with new deployments.

Detecting Fraud with ArcSight ESM

digital hoodie.jpgHP ArcSight ESM has long been known to monitor for security incidents and to track high-risk users. What you may not know, is that ArcSight ESM also proves very useful in identifying fraud. So what is the key to identifying and designing fraud-use cases? Read on to find out.

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Don't get abused by your application! Get a FREE trial of HP ArcSight Application View

appview.PNGIn many organizations, Security Operation Center teams have little to no visibility into application security events, especially for custom applications. It’s a huge problem because your security teams can’t protect your organization from what they can’t identify. HP ArcSight Application View solves this by helping your organization gain greater application visibility and security intelligence.

 

Keep readin to find out how to download your FREE trial of HP ArcSight Application View today and start monitoring your application abuse through ArcSight.

HP introduces HP ArcSight Risk Insight, a heatmap for SIEM security events

heatmap.pngToday HP introduced  Risk Insight 1.0 as a new product to the HP ArcSight ESM portfolio. It enables organizations to understand the business impact of real-time threats detected by ESM. HP ArcSight Risk Insight 1.0 is intended to leverage investments in the current SIEM technology while ultimately engaging and combining security intelligence with business risk. 

 

Keep reading to find out more about the details of HP ArcSight Risk Insight.

 

 

 

 

HP introduces 5 new cyber-security products at HP Protect 2013

ppt_library_4x3_divider-02.pngAs we kick off HP Protect 2013, HP Security Products has announced and released new and optimized solutions that are enabling organizations to disrupt the infiltration of cyber-attacks. They also help enhance organization's effectiveness and the capabilities of Security Operation Center (SOC) teams through improved big data analytics and real time, detection of application level threats. 

 

The top announcements are:  

  • HP ArcSight Application View
  • HP ArcSight Risk Insight
  • HP ArcSight Management Center
  • HP ArcSight ESM V6.5c
  • HP TippingPoint Next Generation Firewall

Announcing HP ArcSight Application View

Arcsight application view.pngWith the evolution of threats targeting applications as the weakest link in the security

ecosystem, it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep your information safeguarded. See how HP ArcSight Application View can help.

ArcSight, Fortify and TippingPoint training at HP Protect 2013

Did you know there are two full days of in-depth training available at the HP Protect conference?  Keep reading to learn about what training is offered and how you can sign up!

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