Security Performance Management

Take Your Security Data to the Next Level

Hanan Bumpus | May 26, 2020

In today’s ever-evolving, increasingly complex threat landscape, it’s more important than ever to have the necessary insights and resources to make data-driven security performance management decisions. 

With each passing day, the attack surface is growing — as organizations are taking on more and more new digital transformation initiatives to become increasingly agile and boost productivity. At the same time, more employees are working from home than ever before. In fact, according to BitSight research, up to 85% of the workforce in some industries has shifted to remote work due to the current pandemic — introducing corporate devices to new and evolving vulnerabilities.

As the digital ecosystem expands and security leaders struggle to adapt to our “new normal” operating environment, it’s harder than ever for organizations to have the necessary visibility and context to prioritize their remediation efforts effectively. In order to overcome these obstacles and enable the business, security teams must find a way to streamline the process of making informed, comparative risk management decisions.

Extract more value from your data than ever before

Given the current industry challenges, we’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our new integration with Splunk — a software used for taking large data sets and computer-generated log messages (audit records, audit trails, event logs, etc.) and performing searches, monitoring, analysis, and other activities via a web interface. 

With the new integration, you can now bring your BitSight observations — across all risk vectors — into your Splunk instance, making it easier than ever to combine your BitSight data with other security data you may be collecting. Your BitSight security observations will be mapped to Splunk’s Common Information Model, helping you extract additional value from the insights you bring into the tool. Using this new integrated solution, you can set up workflows, alerts, and dashboards that will empower you to make faster and more informed remediation decisions. The data in Splunk can be indexed; correlated with other data; and used to generate dashboards, reports, alerts, and other visualizations.

During this age of an increasingly remote workforce, one of the most exciting features of our Splunk integration is your ability to bring in data you’ve compiled through our recently launched Work From Home-Remote Office solution — which enables organizations to discover security concerns evident on remote offices and networks. Now, you can use Splunk’s native search capabilities to collect lists of employee’s work from home-remote office IP addresses from VPN logs. You can then compare those IPs to BitSight’s findings, making it easier than ever to investigate and act on this data.

Overall, our new Splunk integration empowers you to optimize your entire risk management process. This enables rapid remediation by eliminating the need for a slow, manual process to move the BitSight data to the SIEM for the security team — freeing resources from time-consuming, manual integration tasks to focus on more strategic security needs. If you already have a Splunk account, you can easily pull BitSight findings into existing dashboards you’ve created in Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Enterprise Security. And any user can take advantage of a variety of out-of-the-box workflows — from alerting to assigning tickets to stakeholders. 

Drive business outcomes with comprehensive data insights

In order to make faster, more informed risk management decisions, you have to make your data work for you. By compiling your insights and findings from various sources in one, centralized platform, you can streamline the process of collecting and using data to drive measurable risk management results.

Ready to see our new integration in action? Download the app at no cost through Splunkbase.

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