Making the Implicit, Explicit

Recently, I watched a Facebook Research interview with Dr. Daphne Koller where she described the communication challenges that subject matter experts and data scientists face.  She went on to describe how becoming ‘bilingual’ and open minded can help in overcoming these challenges.  As one of the subject matter experts at Respond Software, I can attest

What Would Ali Say About Being #124 on the Cybersecurity 500 List?

Respond-Software is #124 on the Cybersecurity Ventures annual ranking of the hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies aka Cybersecurity 500 2018: The Official list. So here goes, “wow”, barely nine months after shipping our first product!?! What’s would Muhammad Ali say, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”

Did You Know Security Engineering Has Hidden Costs?

Security engineers supporting a Security Operations Center (SOC) face the difficult job of providing an appropriate quantity of actionable alerts to SOC analysts. Typically, they are tasked with presenting alerts of interest to the analyst and they accomplish this by managing detection technologies, developing detection content and integrating security context. As they try to maintain the analyst’s console, their duties become overly complicated and riddled with hidden costs.

Rules vs. Reasoning in the Security Ops Center

For the last 15 years, Security Ops Centers have been using rules (aka Boolean logic) to describe situations that look like an attack from the logs collected into their SIEM solutions. As an industry-wide standard practice, the intent is to reduce the volume of events to a reasonable level so that a human can effectively analyze them.