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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.

HP Introduces User Behavior Analytics as part of security analytics portfolio

dashboard4.pngHP today announced HP ArcSight User Behavior Analytics (UBA), a new offering that gives companies visibility into user behavior, delivering a simple, efficient way to detect malicious users within the enterprise.
UBA gives enterprises visibility into their users, making it much easier for them to gain information on behavior patterns to help mitigate threats. It helps detect and investigate malicious user behavior, insider threat and account misuse. Therefore, it enables organizations to detect breaches before significant damage occurs by finding the adversary faster.

New HP ArcSight harnesses predictive power of user behavior

New HP ArcSight offering harnesses the predictive power of user behavior to rapidly detect and mitigate risks.

Labels: SIEM

4 Steps for Putting Together Good User Stories

IBackToTheBasics.pngn the SIEM world, the terms User Story and Use Case are used as we tune the SIEM knobs and dials to more effectively find breaches. See how you can dig further into User Stories and what makes them good…or bad.

ArcSight Activate Framework - FREE!

Activavte.pngDid you know that the HP ArcSight Activate Framework is available for FREE on Protect724 for ArcSight users? Read on for information on how to access it and what benefits it can bring to your organization.

Labels: ArcSight| SIEM

Is it stupid to "Think like a bad guy"?

think like a bad guy.pngI don't think that hackers are lone wolf pack, but they collaborate, follow a methodology, and an attack life cycle that increases their chances many times. The internet is filled with SDLC products, tools, and testing methodology for attackers to build great malware and test it through various security tools.


While all the good guys are busy competing against each other, the bad guys are all collaborating. There are multiple groups of attackers who find the vulnerabilities, who do research, who infiltrate, discover critical assets, and exfiltrate with data/ IP/ money. All these are people are different and you can never trace back to them as most transactions happen openly in black market websites.

HP ArcSight Logger launches mobile app for monitoring on-the-go

03-dashboard-login.jpgHP is really excited to announce the HP ArcSight Logger mobile app for iPhone and iPad. The operation is actually VERY familiar to anyone who has used the normal Web interface with the dashboards. All we are doing is using the REST API to login, access, retrieve and display these dashboards. You can of course customize and change these (from the Logger web interface), but the Apps are designed to just display and view the data. Its simple, easy and VERY straightforward to use.


Search for HP Logger on Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad...

SIEM, machine learning, & Analytics; Better together

medium.pngSIEM is evolving; It is a Cat and a Mouse game with the bad guys. It’s no just cyber criminals who are in the mix, we have state actors and hactivists too. Their means may be different but their methodology is similar.


Is HP ArcSight ready for this challenge? Absolutely yes. ArcSight has evolved SIEM and is currently on 6th generation platform that can consume up to 10 TB of data a day, perform search in full-text english at 2 billion events per second, and analyze 13 billion events in a handful of seconds and create a visualization of trends from a variety of different data types.



What is new with HP ArcSight SIEM (ArcSight ESM 6.8c update on ESM 6.5c)

HP announced few months ago, a new version of its market-leading security information and event management (SIEM) solution, HP ArcSight ESM. Leveraging enhanced performance capabilities, the new update provides customers with the ability to analyze billions of events per day and greatly accelerate the time it takes to identify and prioritize security threats.




5 biggest data breaches of 2014

2014 data breaches.GIFAs we welcome 2015 with new resolution and goals, let us take a moment to remember 2014 and see what were the biggest data breaches. Some of them were attacked as early as 2013, but this was the impact in 2014.


The top 5 data breaxches were:

  1. Adobe : 152 million records stolen
  2. eBay: 145 million records stolen
  3. JP Morgan Chase: 76 million records stolen
  4. Target: 70 million records stolen
  5. Home Depot: 56 million records stolen

Webinar: HP and Paladion speak about security operations through ArcSight Logger

paladion webinar invite 2.GIFArcSight Logger 6.0 is the fastest search engine on the planet for machine data today. This universal log management solution collects, stores, and analyzes all of your Big Data for security event management.  Join us for a free webinar on how ArcSight Logger unifies your entire IT data through a unique technology called normalization and categorization, and then stores and analyzes years’ worth of data for multiple use cases.



HP ArcSight partners with Guidance Software to identify the most critical threats

guidance.GIFHP ArcSight partners with Guidance Software to identify the most critical threats. The new bundled solution is designed for small to medum sized organizations that are both in entry-level mode for security and the ones that have plans to build sophisticated SOC. HP ArcSght Express is a high performance SIEM soluton that correlates securty events in real-time to detect threats. When you combine the best of both worlds such as auto-priorization of events and high performance SIEM, organizations get a simple and powerful automated solutons to combat cyber threats.

Identify and monitor ShellShock vulnerability through HP ArcSight content pack

batch 4.GIFOur Professional Services team has done a huge amount of work to help in this vey quickly by building content pack that will help you identify ShellShock vulnerability and monitor the batch bug. We are very proud to make this available to our HP ArcSight community, quickly.


The content is primarily based on based on two rules:


  1. /All Rules/Public/Shellshock/Sysdig Shellshock Exploit Detected
  2. /All Rules/Public/Shellshock/Shellshock Bash Vulnerability Detected


The Sysdig Shellshock Exploit Detected rule looks for events from the Sysdig utility to identify devices as they are probed or attacked with the Shellshock exploit.


The Shellshock Bash Vulnerability Detected rule looks for events where one of the Shellshock vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169 or Nessus - 14272) is referenced.


The Shellshock dashboard gives an overview of the recent Shellshock events reported, as well as a listing of the assets that have been tagged with one of the Shellshock vulnerabilities.




Don't be Shell Shocked! HP ArcSight appliance does not use CGI


Shellshock.jpgIf you are one of the 10,000 ArcSight customers, follow these steps to safeguard from Shell Shock vulnerability through HP ArcSight.


  1. Install and configure sysdig, an open source utility used to monitor and analyse system state activity
  2. Configure RHEL where ArcSight ESM is installed to prepare to push the ShellShock content
  3. Apply the sysdig flexconnector that will parse events from sysdig
  4. Install ShellShock content pack from ArcSight support
  5. ArcSight is ready to monitor logs for potential attacks and exploits



HP ArcSight Logger for David and Goliath

logger shipment.JPG

 15 tons of ArcSight Logger was shipped to a large enterprise IT the same day a small healthcare company in India bought Logger to manage for just 25 users. HP ArcSight shipped its log management solution for both David and Goliath the same day.


We have been overwhelmed with the positive response we are getting for our brand new HP ArcSight Logger 6.0 that we released last week. You can read about the all-new Logger on this post, but just to summarize it is a universal log management solution that has the best performance to price in the market.

Demo of the all-new static correlation functionality with HP ArcSight Logger 6.0

The all new HP ArcSight Logger has many new features including the brand new static correlation through file look up. It means that you simply download a csv file with records and Logger can correlate the search data with the file lookup. Unlike SIEM solution that does real-time correlation of security events across the devices, Logger does static correlation. Check out these video demos built by Paul Brettle who is our security architect for Logger.


Introducing all-new HP ArcSight Logger 6.0, bringing you the best performance/ price

02-Dashboard---intrusions.jpgHP today introduced HP ArcSight Logger 6.0, the latest release of its universal log management solution that unifies collection, storage, and analysis of machine data to consolidate security and compliance. A core part of the HP ArcSight leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) portfolio, HP ArcSight Logger 6.0 offers enhanced scalability to handle eight times more data at 10 times higher performance than the previous version(1) to deliver continuous monitoring and high-speed contextual forensic investigation capabilities.

Fill out the 'Security Analytics and Intelligence' Survey and shape the future of security industry

SANS.GIFFill out the 'Security Analytics and Intelligence' Survey and shape the future of security industry.


In 2013 SANS conducted its first analytics and intelligence survey. In this followup survey, SANS 2014 survey derive deeper understanding of the functional role of intelligence and analytics in the enterprise security management infrastructure. This will also further delve into which tools are implemented, the role of outside third-party service providers and whether or not intelligent analysis is improving an organization's ability to detect, defend and investigate attacks in their networks.

Using HP ArcSight to track and monitor Heartbleed vulnerability

heartbleed 1.jpgHeartbleed is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library and it affects many server web servers and applications. It is difficult to patch all webservers  immediately, so it is important to at least track and monitor the type of traffic being generated in your organization. Using the new and updated HP ArcSight Logger 5.5 super indexed fields, users can  leverage these fields for ultra-fast search and analyze the security events in real-time.

Finding the needle in the enterprise security haystack

image for blog 5.gifIf the "needle" is the bad guy and the "haystack" is your enterprise, how do you find the needle? Gartner analyst, Neil McDonald, suggests that you separate the hay. From a security context, Neil suggests that you look for meaningful deviations from "normal" in order to isolate where the potential anomaly could emerge.




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.

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
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