Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ask a Stupid Question....

As the saying goes, ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer. Security professionals know that in order to properly run security operations and perform incident response, we need to be able to ask intelligent questions of our data. We need to be able to issue precise, targeted, incisive queries to hone in on the most relevant data, while minimizing or eliminating time spent with data that is irrelevant. With the velocity, volume, and variety of data confronting us, this concept is more central than ever to effective security operations and incident response. Given this, I am often surprised at how few technologies truly empower the analyst to ask those intelligent questions. If your technologies only allow you to ask stupid questions, what kind of answers do you think you'll get?

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