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David Swift

A 25+ year industry veteran, David is a cybersecurity strategist and platform evangelist at Netenrich. Most recently, he was Principal Architect at Securonix. Prior companies include Accuvant, Dell, Fortinet, and IBM. He has consulted to Microsoft, Apple, Visa, Chevron, and Amex and has authored publications and articles on cybersecurity. He holds a BSBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and and holds numerous certifications.

Security information and event management

SIEM 101 – Best Practices for Implementation

Security information and event management (SIEM) is about collecting, detecting, and responding. That is, collecting data into a single pane of glass...

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Increase situational awareness

Looking “Left of Bang” to Increase Situational Awareness

At Netenrich, part of what we’re doing is looking "left of bang." Bang (!) is geek speak for when we see detonation of malicious content. What...

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situational awareness for threat detection

Situational Awareness Is Key to Faster, Better Threat Detection

Threats start with risks. Understanding risks is really just situational awareness. And that awareness leads to faster and better detection. The...

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Close-Up View of Hacking System

UEBA, It's Just a Use Case

"UEBA, it’s just a use case." – Netenrich CISO Chris Morales


He’s not wrong. But I’d take it a step further. User entity and behavior analytics (...

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Want to Optimize Threat Detection & Response? 5 Patterns vs. 500 Rules

One vendor uses 5 patterns, the other uses 500 rules. What’s better?   

Anyone who has configured a SIEM or UEBA (e.g., QRadar, Splunk, ArcSight,...

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