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Despite the big headlines that declare otherwise, no one wants to think that a security breach will happen to their company. For IT directors and their teams, addressing security risks and threats is tough enough especially when you’ve already been tasked with boosting employee productivity, keeping up with performance demands from customers, and staying ahead of legacy storage issues.

reimainvigilantOrganizations must remain vigilant to protect themselves from the constant evolution of threats.

Even if you have a process in place that helps eliminate dangerous gaps in protection, it may not always be enough. Now organizations must remain vigilant to protect themselves from the constant evolution of threats.

No one is safe from being hacked. 174 breaches occurred the first 3 months of 2015, according to Forbes.

Those breaches alone affected 100 million customer records.

But if you look closer at some of these breach incidents that have made the news, they’re not all perpetrated by hackers bent on obtaining credit card numbers or personal data to sell on the black market. Some breaches involve privileged access from those who work for the company, those who already have the passwords to your systems.

According to various estimates, at least 80 million insider attacks occur in the United States each year. But the number may be much higher, because they often go unreported. Clearly, their i

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mpact now totals in the tens of billions of dollars a year. So how do you avoid falling prey to an outside threat, let alone one from the inside? Today’s attackers are getting bolder, more patient, and cleverer. They often leave no evidence of their intrusion. For businesses, the best way to thwart an internal or external attack is to see it coming.

Identifying an incoming threat, though, sounds easier said than done. However, if the unfortunate does happen, it’s vital to quickly find out how the event occurred, dissolve its impact, and prevent another breach.

The good news is you don’t have to do this alone. There’s intelligent software available that can help you investigate the incident and search for clues to quickly get the critical information you need to find out exactly what really happened and thwart the next attack.

QRadar, this next-generation technology, protects your network. It helps you stay ahead of modern security threats by retracing the step-by-step occurrences of a security incident. The software itself is so clever. It imitates the dogged determination of a bloodhound, sniffing for clues, and then verifying that an incident did actually occur. It will even determine the incident’s severity, reconstruct the event, review it, determine the root cause, and take corrective and preventative action—all so you can quickly plug the security hole and find the perpetrator and shut them down. 

qradarisfrontlineAdd to that QRadar Incident Forensics, which shows you the full extent of a breach through its data pivoting and comprehensive indexing capabilities.

With QRadar, you have a system at the frontlines of any potential cybersecurity threat. QRadar Incident Forensics enables you to investigate security information and event management (SIEM) offenses more rapidly – in some cases, in hours instead of days. This solution can even rapidly distinguish true threats from false positives.

If you’re ready to create a more robust security solution—one that provides, true real time insight into network security, offers optimization options, and even eases administrative burdens—consider QRadar. 

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Written by IBM BP Network