MinerEye: Another Security Tool with a Twist
With regularity, new InfoSec tools are presented for the market to try and see if there is applicable use. A portion of these are open-source, others are freemium (free for the basic tool with an upcharge for the entirety of the functions), and others are for sale at the regular and commercial price. The need for these tools historically have been user driven and while powerful, still have been applied much like any other tool, mindlessly completing the tasks directed to do so by the human.
MinerEye Data Tracker, a MinerEye product (@MinereyeLTD), was coded to manage a company’s data through identification, organization of this data, tracking the data and flows, along with protecting the data in a continuous manner. The data may not have had the attention to it, due to this being in a non-structured form, and its attributes and uses not fully known, or expressed. This is a short yet rather extensive list, and could be completed on some level, although not as well, by a human. This security app, however, is a bit different in that this implements AI to accomplish the monitoring, analysis, and reporting. The app is fully capable of completing these in an efficient and proficient manner.
Other apps look to the data’s attributes to describe it, using these to monitor and track the data.
MinerEye takes this to a much deeper level and analyzes the data in its basic form, unlike the other apps. This is used to put the data into individual groups, which had not been previously done. These groups may focus, dependent on the situation, the business data for controls, client complaints, log activities, and other data groupings. This advanced view of the data incorporates a new framework to not only view the data in it place, but also in transit as it is used.
About the Author - Charles Parker, II has been working in the info sec field for over a decade, performing pen tests, vulnerability assessments, consulting with small- to medium-sized businesses to mitigate and remediate their issues, and preparing IT and info sec policies and procedures. Mr. Parker’s background includes work in the banking, medical, automotive, and staffing industries.