Oracle Transforms IT Security and Management with New Machine Learning Capabilities

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellisontoday demonstrated new cyber security machine learning capabilities that transform IT security and management. The new machine learning powered security capabilities form an integral part of enhancements to Oracle Management Cloud, a complete and integrated solution for IT security and management that enables organizations to monitor and analyze their operational and security data in a single solution.

“Existing approaches to security and management are no longer sufficient, which is why the headlines are now full of security breaches and performance outages,” said Ellison. “Our vision for security and management is very simple. We need all of the data in one place. We need purpose-built machine learning that can be used by security and operations professionals, not data scientists. We need automated remediation that does not require human effort. And that’s what we’ve built with Oracle Management Cloud.”

Ellison contrasted Oracle Management Cloud with the security and management capabilities delivered by Splunk. The analysis highlighted that Splunk lacks the key data needed for operations and optimal security.

  • Oracle Management Cloud delivers a complete data architecture through a unified entity model that spans topology, associations, telemetry and threats. In contrast, Splunk has no real entity model and leaves data in many disparate vendor silos.
  • Oracle Management Cloud provides real-time insight through out-of-the-box applied machine learning that is easy to operate and use. In contrast, Splunk provides a machine learning toolkit that requires data scientists.
  • Oracle Management Cloud delivers integrated and automated remediation that helps eliminate human error. In contrast, Splunk has no remediation capability.

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

  • “Companies are losing the cyber war. And it gets worse every year. Companies have to defend themselves against nation-states who are stealing their data, and very sophisticated cyber criminals who are stealing their data.”
  • “We have to reprioritize and re-think about how we defend our information. We need new systems. It can’t be our people versus their computers. We’re going to lose that war. It’s got to be our computers versus their computers. And make no mistake: it’s a war.”
  • “The way to secure our data, the way to prevent data theft is more automation. And we need a cyber defense system that automatically detects vulnerabilities and attacks.”
  • “And these two systems, the Oracle Autonomous Database and our highly, highly automated cyber defense systems are designed to stop data theft.”
  • “The Autonomous Database and our automated security system, is based on a new technology called machine learning. Machine learning is the most important new technology to show up for a long time. It looks at all of these logons with all the IP addresses and URLs, distinguishes normal behavior from abnormal, risky behavior.”
  • “The database automatically provisions itself, upgrades itself, patches itself, backs itself up, and tunes itself while running. And because there is no human intervention, there is no human error.”
  • “The Oracle Management Cloud has a unified data architecture. Manage anyone’s technology — on-premise, other clouds, our cloud, no integration required. We engineered all of these pieces to fit together. We unify the data, we analyze the data, we detect the anomalies and we automatically remediate it. It’s one system. And it’s relatively easy to use, much easier to use than the other systems.”
  • “It is not simply an analytical system, like Splunk. It is a security monitoring and management system designed to detect and remediate the problem.”

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RiskSense CEO and Arizona IT Executives to Present Cyber Risk Management Best Practices at NASCIO 2017 Annual Conference

 RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management, today announced that State of Arizona CIO Morgan Reed and CISO Mike Lettman along with RiskSense CEO Srinivas Mukkamala, will present a best practices case study at the 2017 National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Conference on October 3 in Austin, Texas.

WHO:

Morgan Reed is CIO for the State of Arizona, where he is responsible for driving the state’s technology strategy. Reed has nearly 20 years of information technology experience with large enterprises in the private sector. Prior to joining the State of Arizona, Reed was director of data center services for Expedia, and head of IT governance, disaster recovery, and business continuity at GoDaddy.

Mike Lettman has more than 28 years of experience in government information security and technology. As CISO for the State of Arizona, he is responsible for information security across 130 public agencies, leads the Security, Privacy, and Risk team for the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET) Office, and works with state partners including the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center MS-ISAC, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI. He is an active member of the Arizona Fusion Center and co-chairs the MS-ISAC SCADA work group. Previously, Mike was CISO for the State of Wisconsin and CTO for the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Justice.

Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala is co-founder and CEO at RiskSense. He was part of a think tank that collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community on cyber security best practices. He is an expert on malware analytics, breach exposure management, Web application security, and enterprise risk reduction. Dr. Mukkamala was a lead researcher for CACTUS (Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S.) and holds a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing.

WHAT: 

Government organizations at the federal, state and local level are focused on meeting increasingly stringent cyber security directives with shrinking budgets and limited resources. This session will explain how the State of Arizona addressed these challenges by adopting a new cyber risk management model that has enabled them achieve a level of cyber threat operations excellence which many private, better funded Fortune companies have yet to accomplish. The speakers will present repeatable cyber security best practices implemented by the State including attack susceptibility and validation, as well as quantification of risks based on operational data.

WHEN: 

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 from 2:00 – 2:45 PM CDT  

WHERE: 

Lone Star Ballroom A, Level 3 in the JW Marriott, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, Texas

HOW: 

To schedule a conversation with Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, contact Marc Gendron at marc@mgpr.net or +1 781.237.0341.  For more information, visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/nascio-2017-annual-conference/event-summary-91404f4cfeb145d6a945e85ae6888e57.aspx.