It is time to bring in some clarity about the gravity of the crimes that are happening today around the world. A common misconception or fiction is that millions of hackers have turned to the dark side and are organizing massive attacks against any vulnerable company. The facts reflect a much more brutal truth that companies become easy to hack into by not protecting their privileged login credentials. Cybercriminals do not devote their time or effort to hacking systems; are looking for clever ways to steal privileged access IDs and cross the front door.
Machine learning enables analytics to have greater accuracy against the risk environment of privileged user behaviour by creating real-time risk activity notifications, while actively responding to incidents during sessions, adding Monitoring or additional marking for forensic later.
A single compromised credential is all that is needed to make a potential impact on millions of people. Without a doubt, the identities and trust we place in them are used against us. They have become the warriors of our cybersecurity practices.
How machine learning and threat analysis help stop the misuse of privileged credentials
Machine learning algorithms allow threat analysis to immediately detect abnormalities and behaviors by following patterns of connection behavior, geolocation, during the start of the session, as well as many other variables to calculate a score. Risk scores are calculated in real time and define whether access is approved, whether additional authentication is required, or whether the request is completely blocked.
The benefits of having a Machine-based threat analysis
Threat Analysis Providers are continually improving the predictive accuracy and usability of their applications. The bottom line is that each threat analysis solution takes into account sensitive real-time context access decisions. The best threat analysis applications in the market today use machine learning as the basis of their threat analysis engine. This machine is based on a very efficient self-learning to describe the patterns of the normal behaviour of each user during any typing attempt. Special activities, including orders, identify anomalies in real time to enable risk-based access control. High-risk events are tagged, alerted, reported, and immediately brought to the attention of the IT department, which speeds up the analysis and minimizes the effort needed to assess risks in the current hybrid computing environment.
Other benefits as:
- New insights into privileged user access activity related to unusual changes in recent permissions, access to targets, and privilege escalation.
- Gain a better understanding and information about the specific risk of specific events by calculating a real-time risk score for each event, in the order of high, medium, or low for each abnormal activity.
- Isolate, identify, and monitor the safety factors that caused an abnormal alert.
- Capture, read, and analyze video sessions of abnormal events in the same control panel that tracks general security activity.
- Create customizable alerts with visibility relevant to context and recording sessions. You can also send anomalous notifications to allow a faster and more thorough search.