The Objective of Limiting Impact
According to Peter Matuchniak, CTO of Maxxess Systems, the objective of all predictive security analytics tools is to prevent minor issues from escalating into major ones. The sooner you can act, the easier problems are to deal with.
"If you can design a solution that gives you more accurate data about significant events that are happening now - taking inputs from a wide range of systems and sources - you can compare that against what has happened in the past, and then you can start to anticipate problems," Matuchniak said. "With predictive analysis, it's important to remember that you can reduce risks in their widest sense by not just identifying obvious security breaches (alarms/triggers) but by anticipating issues that might affect day-today operational efficiency. The user can decide what those issues are, and clearly the larger the organization or entity being monitored, the more sophisticated the data handling will be."