As a cyber security analyst, you have one primary objective: protect your organization’s IT infrastructure from threats. This requires a keen mind for analysis and forensics, as well as the ability to proactively address events before they create larger issues. This is critical since threats are evolving at such a rapid pace, while, simultaneously, the attack surface area keeps growing. Companies have attempted to address this by adding more defenses, resulting in more screens and more data sources to deal with. Then they added log aggregation and analytics to try to keep it all straight. But these systems can't keep up with the exponentially growing mountain of complex, non-standard security telemetry, either.
Trying to look at all the data all the time and correlate it into actionable information is simply not an effective method of operation anymore. Instead, what you need is a away to visualize the security landscape from a high level, and then drill down into the "hot spots" deductively, focusing in on where the highest priority events are. Understanding the security problem holistically, enables you to quickly diagnose underlying drivers of risk and prioritizing these across all aspects of security you manage.
"As retail CIO, I witnessed the cyber security whack-a-mole, first hand. Security analysts and IT managers were always working on some issue that was "high priority." However, what was priority was driven by what alerts had gone off, what was in the news, or had been identified on a threat intelligence feed, etc. We had no way to know whether these were really the most important issues from a business risk-perspective. We couldn't even see across the full spectrum of relevant events. This is the purpose behind GreySpark. GreySpark enables you to see the security landscape from 50,000 feet, understand the hot spots, and then quickly zoom in on the ground level where the highest priority events are taking place."
Casey Corcoran VP Product and Marketing, FourV Systems