White paper: Using indicators to deal with security attacks
Security breaches and sophisticated attacks are on the rise, spurring continued improvements in the security information and event management (SIEM) space. To further combat these advanced attacks, security intelligence platforms and solutions have been strengthened by their vendors.
Improvements in attack mitigation techniques have given rise to several new parameters that detect potential threats and attack patterns early on. Later sections of this white paper elaborate on two such parameters, indicators of compromise (IoCs) and indicators of attack (IoAs), that help detect attacks instantly, blueprint an attack sequence, identify an attack before damage is caused, and more.
This white paper helps security professionals understand the unique capabilities of these indicators, the differences between them, and the steps to configure a SIEM solution to detect IoCs and IoAs.