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Megan SHAW Mar 20, 2023 8:56:00 PM 2 min read

How to use UEBA to uncover hidden and hard-to-detect threats

As organizations continue to face a growing number of sophisticated and complex threats, the need for effective security solutions becomes increasingly important. One tool that has proven to be effective in detecting hidden and hard-to-detect threats is user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA).


UEBA uses machine learning and advanced analytics to analyze user behavior and identify anomalies that may indicate a potential threat. This allows organizations to detect threats that may not be immediately obvious, such as when an attacker uses a legitimate user's account to gain access to sensitive data.

One of the key benefits of UEBA is that it can help organizations to proactively detect and prevent potential threats. By continuously monitoring user behavior and identifying anomalies in real-time, UEBA can alert organizations to potential threats before they cause harm. This is particularly important given the increasing prevalence of attacks that are designed to evade traditional security solutions.

To effectively use UEBA, organizations should first establish a baseline of normal user behavior. This can be done by analyzing data on how users typically access and interact with the organization's systems and data. This baseline can then be used to identify anomalies and potential threats.

It is also important for organizations to regularly review and update their baseline of normal user behavior. This will help to ensure that UEBA can accurately identify potential threats and prevent false positives.

In addition to detecting potential threats, UEBA can also provide valuable insights into user behavior and can help organizations to identify inefficiencies and improve overall security. For example, UEBA can be used to identify users who may be at risk of being targeted by attackers, such as those with high levels of access to sensitive data. This information can be used to implement additional security measures to protect these users and prevent potential breaches.

In conclusion, UEBA is a valuable tool for organizations looking to detect hidden and hard-to-detect threats. By establishing a baseline of normal user behavior and continuously monitoring user activity, organizations can effectively identify and mitigate potential threats, while also gaining valuable insights into user behavior and improving overall security.


Megan SHAW

Product advocate to current customers, I am old school with a varied set of experiences.