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Twitter Hack: The Spotlight that Insider Threats Need
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8/25/2020 | 10:54:14 PM
Re: UBEA?
Hello mosesbotbol,

Thanks for your comment. I am glad you thought about UEBA in this scenario as an essential tool. A few years back UEBA was considered to be optional however it is becoming more of a necessity to detect nefarious behaviors today. 

 

 

Exfiltration of data or change in user, account, endpoint or network behavior 

- all of the above needs to be viewed through the same lens regardless of insider or caused by external adversaries. Typically an outside attacker will manifest themselves through internal account and system compromise hence change in behaviors such as looking for a rare occurrence, or change in activity compared to past or anomalies compared to a peer, require further investigation. The challenge, however, is limited resources and time on the hands of cybersecurity professionals to deal with this issue at scale. This is where prioritization on what to protect and having the right tools including blocking controls help. There's a lot to discuss on this topic. 
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8/24/2020 | 2:01:00 PM
UBEA?
Not much mention of UEBA in the article only indirect.  Treat all sensitive data exfiltration; be it insider or out the same.  Very strict protocols on how sensitive data is used and stored, and where it can go.  Monitor everything and prompt or block as needed.


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