Federal Civilian Agencies
Supporting organizations and communities during times of uncertainty
Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
Splunk is the data integration platform of choice for DHS’s Continous Monitoring and Diagnostics (CDM) program, enabling real-time visibility and automated response and reporting to meet agency objectives across all its program phases. Its seamless ingestion and data transformation capabilities help agencies aggregate, report and share critical security and risk information, while automation quickens response time across all four program phases.
While the signs that you may have a malicious insider are varied, the analysis and data types needed for discovery are almost always the same. Splunk correlates system and security logs with organizational and external context to detect malicious insider activity. Using statistical analysis, personal-activity comparative analysis, and user-activity context analysis, Splunk technology can correlate these key data types with user activities to provide a more complete story around suspected malicious behavior.
- IT system and security logs: Any data generated by the user as a result of credentialed human-to-machine activities
- Organizational context: Information about the employee - usually contained in a business system such as an HR database or time management system
- External context: Data that an employer can access as a result of an employment agreement, especially for those handling sensitive information or intellectual property
Traditional perimeter-based defense approaches are ill-equipped to handle today's sophisticated security threats. Splunk solutions for big data are ideal for detecting patterns and discovering malicious behavior and attacks not seen by signature and rule-based systems.
Splunk customers gain the most value and the fastest incident response times when capturing data from traditional security point solutions and from credentialed user-to-machine interactions and then combining this data with IT operations data for additional context. Recognized by Gartner as a leader in the SIEM magic quadrant, Splunk can complement existing SIEM deployments or replace them.
Fraud at government agencies is growing at an alarming rate and includes activities like the "social engineering" of call center personnel, "water-holing" schemes, phishing attacks and applications for undeserved benefits. Call data records, XML forms and structured data residing in a database are all sources of information that can be used to analyze and detect fraud.
Splunk provides multiple checks to monitor and proactively prevent fraud by:
- Using trended statistical analysis
- Applying logic to data collected in forms and watching for illogical patterns
- Performing look-ups to external sources of data
- Automatically interacting with other systems based on the search results
Thousands of private sector companies in the telecommunications, education, and financial services industries rely on Splunk to protect them against financial losses from fraud.
Splunk will be used at 25 civilian agencies covering 97 percent of the federal civilian government workforce.
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