SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AUS?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#AUSlt;/agt;–Exabeam,
the Smarter SIEM™ company, today announced a partnership with Deakin
University in Australia to strengthen its security management approach
and bolster its already distinguished cybersecurity
degree program, delivered through the School of IT. The university
not only deployed Exabeam Advanced Analytics to help process the large
amounts of generated data and spot anomalies on its network; it also
turned to the security management leader’s industry expertise to build
out its curriculum and initiate a real-life career experience program
within the School of IT.
Deakin, headquartered in Geelong with multiple campuses in the state of
Victoria, is a dynamic and contemporary university with a reputation for
leading the digital frontier and strongly focused on providing education
that delivers the jobs of the future. The university combines excellent
research and outstanding teaching with a strong focus on supporting the
communities it serves. Its security posture program, known as Deakin
Shield, is a major priority for the university in 2019.
Deakin’s security operations team is small but agile and values
opportunities to save time and resources.
Due to the nature of universities, the Deakin user base can vary from
5,000 to 50,000. The university also uses a log aggregator that
generates massive amounts of feeds and alerts on the network. Therefore,
the team wanted one easy-to-use, flexible security information and event
management (SIEM) solution that could handle this fluctuation on the
network– and present all of the security alerts generated by Deakin’s
tools in a digestible, actionable manner.
After researching and evaluating the key
players in the SIEM market, Deakin ultimately selected Exabeam
Advanced Analytics to streamline the alerts, analyze behavioral patterns
on the network and quickly and accurately identify the most critical
anomalies. Exabeam is currently augmenting the university’s legacy
Splunk solution, which lacked these machine learning-powered analytics
“When we tested Exabeam Advanced Analytics, we were drawn to the fact
that security operations analysts can respond to alerts out of the box,
without too much customization,” said Deakin’s Chief Digital Officer
William Confalonieri. “This allows our security engineers to focus all
of their time on improving our cyber defenses, instead of learning how
to create anomaly detection and events correlation queries, which was
incredibly time consuming. Compared to all of the other solutions in the
market, the support and operational overhead associated with a SIEM
solution are minimal with Exabeam.”
The impact that Exabeam’s technology has had on Deakin University’s
infrastructure is only one part of the relationship. Every year, more
than 500 students pursue bachelor’s degrees and training to become
security professionals, a field that is constantly evolving and crying
out for qualified people. According to a 2018
Exabeam report, nearly one-fifth of cybersecurity professionals said
that continuous learning and catching threats were the most satisfying
parts of their role.
With that in mind, Exabeam has invested in Deakin’s cybersecurity degree
program by contributing to its curriculum and offering students
real-life work experience through various job shadow opportunities. In a
job market that requires even entry level candidates to have hands-on
experience before graduation, the program offers every student a real
understanding of the world they are entering.
“Working with a dynamic educational organization like Deakin University
mirrors our overarching vision: to dramatically improve the way that
security analysts work while fostering the next generation of
cybersecurity talent,” said Nir Polak, CEO, Exabeam. “Exabeam has given
the university a smarter way to identify anomalies on their network, and
their team has given us the opportunity to mentor and prepare their
students to work in the field. We are proud to be growing our footprint
in Australia through this incredible partnership and look forward to
watching a new wave of security leaders emerge from our work together.”
To learn more about Exabeam Advanced Analytics, visit https://www.exabeam.com/product/exabeam-advanced-analytics/.
To learn more about Deakin University, visit https://www.deakin.edu.au/.
Exabeam is the Smarter SIEM™ company. We empower enterprises to detect,
investigate and respond to cyberattacks more efficiently so their
security operations and insider threat teams can work smarter. Security
organizations no longer have to live with excessive logging fees, missed
distributed attacks and unknown threats, or manual investigations and
remediation. With the Exabeam Security Management Platform, analysts can
collect unlimited log data, use behavioral analytics to detect attacks,
and automate incident response, both on-premises or in the cloud.
Exabeam Smart Timelines, sequences of user and device behavior created
using machine learning, further reduce the time and specialization
required to detect attacker tactics, techniques and procedures. For more
information, visit https://www.exabeam.com.
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