Behavior Tracing: The Secret to Streamlining Your Cybersecurity Process

Behavior Tracing: The Secret to Streamlining Your Cybersecurity Process


Let’s be frank: how much time do you spend investigating suspicious activity within your network? 

When low storage capacity, access complexity, and limitations of your security information and event management (SIEM)/log management products keep you from quickly accessing historical data of logs, you’re going to miss threats. 
You are not alone. Thousands of security analysts all around the world face challenges just like these. But this problem can’t remain. When data analysis is too complicated, organizations can’t identify threats in time to prevent a breach.
Now imagine a tool that addresses those problems — one that tracks the historical context of behavior over an unlimited timeframe and shows the links between similar entities — without losing relevant context or presenting storage issues. 

Believe it or not, such a solution exists. We call it persistent behavior tracing.


It’s Like Behavior Analysis— But Next Level

With the average cost of a data breach reaching $3.86 million, you need a tried and true prevention method. 

Welcome to behavioral analytics. Behavioral analytics are highly effective at predictive modeling to identify threats missed by existing cyber tools or manual effort. Machine learning and A.I.-based behavioral analytics are especially effective as they can identify previously unknown threats that bypass rule and signature-based analytics.
Used by organizations worldwide, behavioral analytics strengthen security. Because of this proven success, we developed a new system of storing unique traced behaviors in a relational database called behavior tracing

Persistent Behavior Tracing intelligently tracks behaviors found in logs over an unlimited time frame and across multiple entities, allowing for a historical contextual view— all while extracting relevant attributes required for the analyst to make sense of the event. 


But How Exactly Does this Behavior Tracing Work?

Cybraics Persistent Behavior Tracing is fundamentally different from traditional log management databases that use conventional fingerprinting, in which log lines are flagged based on simple pattern matching.
Our behavior trace is a unique hash sum, calculated at processing time and includes fields describing each behavior. It automates behavioral identification using various methods aligned to the behavioral analytics and stores deduplicated behavior attributes to each event on a per entity basis. 

As a result, analysts are empowered with visibility to specific attack vectors, such as tracing a Web server attack and showing the first and last instance of each file being attacked.

The historical view is available for analysts even after the original logs have been archived.


The Benefits of Persistent Behavior Tracing

Companies that use behavior tracing can instantly find anomalous behaviors in vast amounts of log data and other difficult to identify behaviors. 

Methods similar to behavior tracing in the SIEM or log management market rely on the traditional query-based approach to retrieving data. But here’s the rub: they require large amounts of data to remain online and queryable, and often need backup restoration to view logs that have been archived to reduce storage costs. This makes the behavior tracking capabilities in SIEM and log management tools a complex and time-consuming process.

Behavior tracing has many advantages over traditional log management solutions, including:

* Saving time and effort when it comes to investigating suspicious activity by security analysts
* Reducing storage costs by minimizing the requirement to retain a large volume of logs in primary/accessible disk
* Increasing remediation turnaround which significantly reduces risk and saves even more time and money.


Getting Started with Persistent Behavior Tracing in Cybersecurity

While behavior tracing answers many problems, it’s extraordinarily beneficial in solving delayed threat detection challenges — which can cost organizations a lot of money, not to mention their reputation. Reducing the detection time is the first critical step in eliminating threats and mitigating damage from a breach.

Discover all the ways behavior tracing can improve your cybersecurity by requesting more information today.