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The future of cybersecurity is here, and it’s not your grandpa’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

Elastic, the company known for its lightning-fast search tech, has just announced a paradigm shift in security operations with its new AI-driven security analytics platform, built on the foundation of Search AI.

The AI SOC assistant you didn’t know you needed

Elastic Security, the company’s flagship security offering, is turbocharging the traditionally manual (and, let’s face it, tedious) tasks of threat configuration, investigation, and response. By leveraging the Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) model—a fancy way of saying AI that gets smarter with every search—Elastic is making cybersecurity less about needle-in-a-haystack hunting and more about laser-focused threat mitigation.

The real game-changer? Attack Discovery. This feature distills hundreds of potential threats into a prioritized list of the most pressing attacks, all with the click of a button. It’s like having a cybersecurity expert whispering in your ear, telling you exactly where to focus your efforts.

The secret sauce: Search-based RAG

The magic behind Elastic’s AI-driven security isn’t just about having a powerful AI—it’s about feeding that AI with the correct information. Search-based RAG is the fuel that powers Elastic’s AI engine, ensuring that it has access to the most up-to-date and relevant data. This makes AI smarter and eliminates the need to retrain it on new data constantly.

Elastic’s Attack Discovery isn’t just about reducing alert fatigue—it’s about transforming raw data into actionable insights. By analyzing every detail of a potential threat, from severity and risk scores to asset criticality, Elastic’s AI pinpoints the most urgent threats, allowing security teams to respond quickly and effectively.

“Attack Discovery will empower businesses to slash the resource burden, freeing security teams from the grind of low-level tasks,” says Ravi Rajendran, Elastic’s area vice president for Southeast Asia. And in a region where cyber threats are a growing concern, this is a game-changer.

Asjad Athick, Elastic’s cybersecurity lead for Asia Pacific and Japan, adds, “The longer it takes to detect and respond, the more severe the consequences become. This is why proactive cybersecurity measures are crucial for businesses to protect their public image and ensure survival in today’s ever-evolving threat landscape.”

Elastic’s new platform promises to do just that, making cybersecurity less about reacting to threats and more about staying one step ahead.

The end of alert fatigue?

In the modern Security Operation Center (SOC), analysts are often drowning in a sea of alerts, spending countless hours sifting through false positives.

Elastic Security aims to change that. By automating the triage process, Attack Discovery frees analysts to focus on what they do best: investigating and responding to real threats.

However, whether current SOCs will adopt the new solution and jump on the bandwagon remains to be seen, especially with every security player now shouting out their AI features.

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