In the past few years organizations like Sony, LinkedIn, NASDAQ or the CIA have been hacked. For these organizations, it has resulted in private information exposure, downtime, tarnished reputations and millions of dollars in lost revenues.
There is no sign that these attacks are going to stop either. Criminals are well other of the value of information. Today for example, there is a black market where Zero-Day exploits, an attack method that exploits a previously unknown security breach, can be sold. The best hackers can sell to the highest bidder their discoveries. The market is booming, stimulated by governments who are looking to arm themselves.
The cyber security teams are under increasing pressure from these new threats. To defend their organizations, they can rely on a wealth of data. Typical monitoring systems can generate in the terabytes of data : can it be used to thwart attacks?