Security professionals have traditionally relied on lists to defend against attacks, using logs and alerts from software tools. It’s very manual, intensive work with an overabundance of data. Cyber criminals view a network like a graph, often believing that they only need to access one node where they can quickly exploit a weakness and build towards the most valuable systems and data.
To counter this, defenders need to think likewise. By building a complete graph of their infrastructure, updated over time, they can create a digital twin. A knowledge graph can capture the complexity of modern IT environments, representing intricate networks of entities and the relationships between them. This helps uncover suspicious patterns that are otherwise hard to detect.