As a security professional, you work with plenty of tools. I am used to it. Up to now it was fine.
However, with the increasing number of attacks and continuous variations of attack vectors in the last years, we now run the risk that the number of tools becomes overwhelming and unmanageable.
This is a problem by its own, and it is really an issue. But meanwhile, security experts are forced to also upgrade towards more intelligent security tools.
I often search for new products. Today’s security market offers many promising solutions, even armed with newest artificial intelligence algorithms. These tools are definitely great, but only provide a single aspect and do not solve my problem.
It is hard to describe, but I dream of intelligent pieces which continually contribute and form the whole picture. To end these hash runs.
I stumbled upon an alternative. When I came across prediction templates, my first thought was "another smart and flexible approach for cyber security". Somehow similar to this "Security Operations & Analytics Platform Architecture.".
But, when you look closer, they also offer graph databases as one of their template components. And that is just what I was looking for: Flexible templates to cover the different facets of an attack, and a graph database, that sticks all pieces together and makes me understand how all these things are interrelated.