With hundreds of new security incidents to deal with every week—each often taking days to investigate fully—SOC analysts can quickly fall behind. They often miss important signals within all the “noise” as they manually try to add context to the data by gathering information from multiple sources and tools.
The huge number of false positives adds to this frustration and wastes precious time. False negatives can be even more worrisome. With more data traffic, an expanding security footprint, the adoption of new technologies like IIOT, analyst turnover, and a worldwide shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals, the problem will only get worse.