Detecting Persistent Attacks with SIEM

Detecting Persistent Attacks with SIEM

As you read this, attackers are working to infiltrate your network and ex-filtrate valuable information like trade secrets and credit card numbers. In this newsletter featuring research from Gartner, we discuss advanced persistent threats and how SIEM can help detect such attacks.  We also discuss how you can quickly get on the road to deflecting persistent attacks. Read the entire newsletter here.

Industry News:

Pentagon cancels divisive Distinguished Warfare Medal for cyber ops, drone strikes

Washington Post

The special medal for the Pentagon’s drone operators and cyberwarriors didn’t last long. Two months after the military rolled out the Distinguished Warfare Medal for troops who don’t set foot on the battlefield, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it was a bad idea. Some veterans and some lawmakers spoke out against the award, arguing that it was unfair to make the medal a higher honor than some issued for valor on the battlefield.

Be sure to read EventTracker’s blog post discussing the creation and withdrawal of the award.

DDoS: What to Expect from Next Attacks

BankInfo Security

U.S. banking institutions are now in the fifth week of distributed-denial-of-service attacks waged against them as part of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam’s third phase. What lessons has the industry learned, and what actions do security and DDoS experts anticipate next from the hacktivists?

 IT security: Luxury or commodity in these uncertain times?

SC Magazine

Written by EventTracker CEO, A.N. Ananth

Those who attended the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland reported that the prevailing mood was “circumspect.” Though there was relief that a global financial crisis may have been averted, both companies and countries continue to experience significant economic challenges. To be sure, there is a sense that the worst has passed, but uncertainty hovers as declining tax revenues are forcing many government agencies into spending cuts. In the United States, the threat of across-the-board cuts to agency budgets (called “sequestration”) looms in the air. Companies are hesitant to use cash on the balance sheet to fuel expansion, wondering if demand exists.

EventTracker News:

EventTracker Enterprise is the only “Recommended” Product of 2013 in SC Magazine SIEM Category

EventTracker, a leading provider of comprehensive SIEM solutions announced today that SC Magazine, the information security industry’s leading news and product evaluation publication, has named EventTracker Enterprise v7.3 its only “Recommended” product and awarded it a perfect 5-Star rating in the SIEM Group Test for 2013. The full product review appears in the April issue of SC Magazine and online.

EventTracker Enterprise Wins Certificate of Networthiness from the U.S. Army

EventTracker, a leading provider of comprehensive SIEM solutions announced today that its EventTracker Enterprise v7.3 security information and event management (SIEM) solution has been awarded a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). Previously, EventTracker’s Enterprise v7.0 also achieved this distinction.

 Featured Webinar:

 EventTracker Enterprise v7.3 – “A big leap forward in SIEM technology”

Tuesday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

 Dive into the latest features and capabilities of EventTracker Enterprise v7.3 and see why SC Magazine says EventTracker “hits all of the benchmarks for a top-tier SIEM and is money well spent.”

CEO, A.N. Ananth will also go over the features highlighted in EventTracker’s recent 5-star review by SC Magazine.

One lucky webinar attendee will win a Microsoft Surface tablet, so be sure to register!

Check out a recent EventTracker’s blog post: Interpreting logs, the Tesla story. You can read all of EventTracker’s blogs at

The current version of EventTracker is 7.3 b59. Click here for release notes. 

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