UTILIZING BUSINESS ANALYTICS FOR CYBERSECURITY: A PROPOSAL FOR PROTECTING BUSINESS SYSTEMS AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS
Acta Electronica Malaysia (AEM)
Author: Chiedozie Marius Okafor, Mercy Odochi Agho, Awele Vivian Ekwezia, Nsisong Louis Eyo-Udo, Chibuike Daraojimba
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In the age of digital transformation, businesses face an escalating challenge in managing cyber threats. The paper “Utilizing Business Analytics for Cybersecurity: A Proposal for Protecting Business Systems Against Cyber Attacks” delves into an innovative approach where the power of business analytics is harnessed to bolster cybersecurity defenses. An exhaustive exploration elucidates how data, a seemingly intangible asset, can be transformed into actionable insights that preemptively detect, mitigate, and counteract cyber threats. The discourse emphasizes the convergence of two distinct domains: business analytics and cybersecurity. This union is demonstrated to be synergistic, enhancing the capabilities of traditional cybersecurity methods. Predictive analytics forecast potential threats, behavioral analytics discern anomalies in user activities, and network analytics spotlight vulnerabilities in real-time. Moreover, the iterative nature of these analytical processes ensures a proactive and evolving defense mechanism. The paper underscores the myriad benefits of this integration, including efficient resource allocation, enhanced incident response, and the cultivation of an organizational culture centered on continuous learning. While the advantages are manifold, challenges are inherent. Issues related to privacy, data quality, and the necessity for regular model updates are discussed in depth. Furthermore, a detailed framework is proposed, guiding businesses in seamlessly incorporating business analytics into their cybersecurity strategies. From data collection and validation to model deployment and continuous monitoring, each stage is meticulously crafted to ensure maximum efficacy. In summation, the paper serves as both an enlightening exploration and a clarion call for businesses. In an era where threats evolve rapidly, the amalgamation of business analytics with cybersecurity presents a formidable solution, ensuring robust and resilient defenses.