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If You Only Had The Time: How Security Teams Can Focus on What’s Important By Automating Incident Response

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower There have been many quotes on leadership from Dwight D. Eisenhower, but this one always resonated with me. Eisenhower used the distinction between urgent and important as a guiding principle during his political life—it became so popular that Stephen Covey, […]

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10,000 Investigations in 30 Days: Douglas County Colorado Wins Innovative Security Project of the Year

Hexadite customer Douglas County Colorado took home first place last week at EC-Council’s annual Global CISO Forum for Innovative Security Project of the Year. This award is intended to recognize organizations that undertook high-impact and groundbreaking projects in security. In order to win the nomination, Douglas County had to prove that their security project was cost-effective, impactful to […]

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eBook: Solving Alert Fatigue in Cyber Security

In healthcare, the term “alarm fatigue” refers to the phenomenon where alarms are so frequent that they’re often ignored despite the fact that they may be signaling an emergency. Similar to alarm fatigue in healthcare, today’s cyber security teams are dealing with “alert fatigue”, the constant notifications from detection systems. What Happens When People Ignore […]

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An Insurmountable Gap: Less Than 1% of Severe/Critical Security Alerts Are Ever Investigated

An Infosecurity Magazine article from Tara Seals highlights EMA research showing that despite investments in detection systems, only 1% of “severe” security alerts are ever investigated. From her article: According to research from EMA, it’s mainly a resource issue: Not only do 68% of organizations suffer from some sort of staffing impact to their security […]