Security analytics is a cybersecurity technique that uses data collection and analysis programs to detect potential threats as early as possible.
Security analytics is aimed at targeted attacks from external attackers, cyber and insider threats. The aim is to detect and analyze corresponding attacks and to contain their effects. Security analyses are about detecting anomalies in data traffic. Corresponding anomalies show up in changed data types and various events, which are detected and analyzed in real time if possible. Security analytics programs detect unusual behaviors in network traffic, alert to malicious activity, and augment security algorithms with machine learning.