Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)

Redefining Cybersecurity: From SIEM to Data Lakes in Cloud

Anvilogic CEO Karthik Kannan on Why Data Lakes Are Cost-Effective SOC Tools
Karthik Kannan, CEO, Anvilogic

The transition from traditional security information and event management or SIEM systems to data lakes for enhancing security operations is a significant shift in the field of cybersecurity. Organizations are moving away from traditional SIEM systems because of their age, monolithic nature, proprietary characteristics, vendor lock-in and high costs, said Karthik Kannan, founder and CEO of Anvilogic.

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Cloud-based data lakes, such as those in Azure and AWS, are more open and accessible from different locations, facilitating a more versatile and scalable approach, he said. "The concept of multiple data lakes is absolutely important."

"Let's keep some of the data on legacy storage and start looking at some of the cloud data assets and workloads and move them into the cloud," Kannan said. "That's a very natural, logical approach to take - leave the legacy where it is, bring the new workloads into the model, combine the two and create a hybrid artefact. That's a great first step, before you go completely cloud."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at ISMG's Financial Services Summit 2023, Kannan also discussed:

  • The cost effectiveness of cloud-based data lakes and the automation facilitated by AI;
  • Maintaining efficacy in security operations when transitioning to a data lake model;
  • Overcoming the institutional knowledge built around legacy technologies.

At Anvilogic, Kannan helps SOC teams to break down security silos by bringing together automation, AI and APIs into a unified detection and hunting platform that delivers actionable insights to find threats and triage.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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