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A leading multi-national energy company

One significant obstacle was that there were hundreds of data feeds that needed to be ingested and pooled in a single place.

Challenge

The company in question could see the benefit in centralising all the security information generated by people and machines in countries around the world. It wanted to develop a more rapid response to security breaches, and a greater understanding of the security measures in place to attempt to forestall such attacks on its systems. One significant obstacle was that there were hundreds of data feeds that needed to be ingested and pooled in a single place.

Solution

Elastacloud’s first priority was to create a data lake, where all the security information from locations around the world could be stored. We facilitated this partly by replacing some vendor-specific or private tools with generic tools.

We then applied our data analytics platform to enable our client to analyse the data relating to security issues. Part of this work including retrofitting the platform so that it could analyse the previous two years of data as well as the current streams.

We also created a web portal where all that information could be accessed and analysed. Additionally, we developed data feeds that could be used by the company to feed its own dashboards.

The company also took delivery of a cyber barometer and a business cyber barometer.

Impact

Our client was able to react much more quickly to security incidents. Staff can now write a simple query and find all the users affected by, for instance, a file that was received by email in the previous 24 hours.

It benefited significantly from the roll-out of our cyber barometers. These analyse the security behaviour of staff members and identify non-compliant behaviour and associated risks.

The business version of this tool enables senior managers to obtain a high-level perspective of company-wide security that can be analysed and compared on a month-by-month basis.

Although it is not possible to calculate the precise monetary value of our solutions to the business, senior leaders have estimated that it has saved the company several million pounds.

Results

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Data lake feeds energy giant’s security upgrades

Case Study Information

Client A leading multi-national energy company
About the client

A household name in the energy world, this multi-national company wanted to centralise all its security information and generate valuable business intelligence from it.

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