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Woodrow Brown

Director, Partner Research and Strategy

Woodrow Brown has over a decade of leadership, service delivery and research experience. As director of partner research and strategy at Optiv, Brown's team provides objective analysis of cyber security products, enabling our clients to make informed decisions for technology selection. Cutting through industry spin, Brown delivers research that provides an accessible understanding of how security technologies function.

 

Transforming Logs and Alerts into Actionable Intelligence with UEBA Functionality

· By Jacob Bolm, Woodrow Brown ·

For information security practitioners, the stored value in security data can reduce both costs and risk. The progression of the treatment of log data is a testament to the recognition of this value. Computer logging facilities began as a first-in-first-out (FIFO) rolling buffer with a finite capacity. Organizations then moved to log management programs where log data was aggregated and stored. Next, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems were put in place. Today, User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) solutions are at the forefront of unlocking the value of data and a growing number of companies are turning to UEBA to help solve their security challenges.

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Can Your Organization Accept the Risk of Being First?

· By Woodrow Brown ·

Optiv recently completed our 2017 endpoint security solution evaluation. For this year’s review, we constructed several use cases that would model threats to enterprise user workstations. The attack scenarios began with exploiting well-known vulnerabilities, such as CVE-2015-0313, and escalated to assumed targeted phishing attacks using custom binaries.

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