The Limitations of Observability Tools in Real-Time Privilege Abuse Detection
Observability tools like SIEM, XDR, and PAM are widely used for monitoring and detecting security incidents. However, when it comes to real-time privilege abuse, these tools have certain limitations. Firstly, they lack a contextual understanding of user actions, which is crucial for identifying abnormal behavior patterns. Secondly, they operate on a delayed analysis and response model, making detecting privilege abuses in real-time difficult. Lastly, PAM solutions, although focused on managing privileged access, may not provide sufficient visibility into the real-time monitoring of privileged activities.
Observability tools struggle to interpret the context behind user actions, leading to false positives or missed detections of privilege abuse. Additionally, their batch-processing model causes delays in analysis and response, allowing potential damage to occur before alerts are generated. Moreover, while PAM solutions effectively grant and revoke privileges, they may not offer the granular visibility needed for real-time monitoring of privileged activities.
To overcome these design limitations, Inside-Out Defense, powered by its patented technology detects in real-time and remediates malicious user behaviors deterministically inline (no alerts, no recommendations) through a deeper understanding of user behavior and comprehensive visibility of user activities in their adjacencies to detect abusive activities. This enables organizations to enhance their ability to detect and respond to privilege abuses in real time, reducing the risks associated with unauthorized access and misuse of elevated permissions.