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Automated attack patterns and correlated security events accelerate incident response process to better protect critical IT assets

October 13, 2015 – Montreal, Canada – Hitachi Systems Security, a Canadian-based global IT security service provider, announces the publication of a scientific research paper on a new data mining system that will considerably enhance the company’s managed security service (MSS) offering. The findings outlined in the paper “Mining known attack patterns from security-related events”, authored by Nicandro Scarabeo, Research Engineer at Hitachi Systems Security, in collaboration with Benjamin C.M. Fung and Rashid H. Khokhar and published on Wednesday October 7, 2015 in PeerJ, will provide customers with faster and more contextual incident response mechanisms to better protect their critical information assets.

With cybercrime and regulatory requirements on the rise, more and more organizations need to implement a comprehensive information security program to better protect their confidential data and properly handle security incidents when they occur. Managed security services have become an essential tool for organizations to protect their infrastructure from hacking attempts such as unauthorized behavior, distributed denial of service (DDoS), malware propagation and anomalies.

Unfortunately, information security analysts are often overwhelmed with large amounts of security data and cannot manage to analyze and interpret this data in an efficient and accurate manner. Hitachi Systems Security’s research on dynamic data mining techniques aims to facilitate the data analysis process. By automatically deriving patterns and trends from previously unstructured data, critical and relevant alerts in a customer’s network infrastructure are prioritized and can be leveraged for future analysis and recommendations. The end result is a managed security service that provides customers with faster, more accurate and more contextual incident response as well as improved reporting features.

“The rapid changes in the cyber security landscape call for an innovative and scientific approach to data protection and incident response that is based on real-life security monitoring cases,” said Mario Venditti, Hitachi Systems Security’s chief operating officer. “By including new data mining techniques and automated attack patterns in our intelligent risk management platform ArkAngel, we will further enhance our service quality and provide to our customers quicker and more relevant information on the most critical alerts in their infrastructure. Hitachi Systems Security has always placed tremendous emphasis on research and innovation, and our collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has allowed us to further advance research in this field.”


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Katharina Gerberding, M.A., Corporate Marketing Manager, Hitachi Systems Security, +1 (450) 434-8062, [email protected]


About Hitachi Systems Security

Founded in 1999, Hitachi Systems Security is a Global IT Security Service Provider who caters to small and medium size businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies in important, highly-regulated industries – such as financial services and government – where the need to process or store considerable quantities of confidential data is paramount. From its four Security Operations Centers (SOCs) in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland, Hitachi Systems Security has accumulated experience guarding the systems of over 250 private and government-owned organizations in over 40 countries around the world.

Hitachi Systems Security’s strategic consulting capabilities and unique 24/7 managed security services allow its clients to concentrate on their core business, safe in the knowledge that they can count on Hitachi Systems Security for their informational asset security needs. Along with its 24/7 information security monitoring including intrusion detection, log aggregation, event correlation and incident response services, the company offers an array of consulting services, including amongst others penetration tests, vulnerability scans, security architecture and configuration review.

Being ISO 9001:2015 certified for its Managed Security Service delivery from its World Headquarters, Hitachi Systems Security is also an accredited member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) and a Certified QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) for Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). | [email protected] | +1 (450) 430-8166