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Why Trending Is Essential for Detection

Trending - A way to increase your customer value, and find hidden gems

Imagine for a second you have complete network and host activity trending data built in to your daily reporting and alert consoles that your analysts spend hours in front of. Suddenly one of your SQL servers attempts a GET request directly to an IP address on SSL port 443. Without that trending information of normal behavior of your server activity, how would you detect this?

With trending information, your analysts immediately identify this as “out of the norm”, and begin their investigation into the "why".

Trending - A way to increase your customer value, and find hidden gems.

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Cory Marchand is a trusted subject matter expert on topics of Cyber Security Threats, Network and Host based Assessment and Computer Forensics. Mr. Marchand has supported several customers over his 10+ years within the field of Computer Security including State, Federal and Military Government as well as the Private sector. Mr. Marchand holds several industry related certificates including CISSP, EnCE, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GREM, GSNA and CEH.