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Brian Dye

Don’t trust. Verify with evidence.

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of Corelight blog posts focusing on evidence-based security strategy. Catch up on all of the posts here. What matters most in a criminal trial? Evidence. Everything depends on the quality and depth of... Read more »

One SIEM is not enough?

The idea behind the SIEM (and now XDR!) technologies was to provide a single engine at the heart of the SOC, aggregating data, enabling analytics and powering workflow automation. The SIEM would act as one place to train analysts and integrate a... Read more »

Security strategy for the next Log4Shell

Last week I had the privilege to be in Washington, DC talking to a group of defenders. I heard a clear pattern of words: “data-driven,” “telemetry-first,” and “visibility”. The defenders were focused on having the right telemetry to investigate both... Read more »

Corelight & Microsoft Defender for IoT: Through an XDR lens

What is the XDR paradox? It’s the hottest term in security but there is no consensus yet on the right definition. Why is that? Many organizations have deployed EDR and are benefiting from it, but also looking to the gaps that EDR can’t address such... Read more »

Chocolate and peanut butter, Zeek and Suricata

Some things just go well together. A privilege of working with very sophisticated defenders in the open source community is seeing the design patterns they use to secure their organizations – both technology and workflows. One of the most common has... Read more »

The Elephant in the SIEM War Room

Last week’s RSA announcements included a pair of new entrants in to the SIEM space, Google Chronicle’s Backstory and Microsoft’s Azure Sentinel. While the entry of larger players in to the SIEM space is an eyebrow-raiser on its own, in conjunction... Read more »

Astronomers and Chemists

Scale is a great word, because its meaning is truly in the eye of the beholder.  To an astronomer, it might mean millions of light years. To a chemist, nanometers.  In the network security monitoring (NSM) world, Corelight is enabling scale in two... Read more »

Joining a New Company Selling 20 year-old Software

I’ve enjoyed meeting many companies and leaders in the Bay Area over the past few months. The best surprise I had in doing so was with Corelight (where I recently joined as their chief product officer). Despite many years in security, when they... Read more »

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