UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) KZero Staff

KZero Staff
Oct 19, 2023

User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) is a cybersecurity approach that leverages machine learning and analytics to detect unusual or suspicious behavior patterns among users and devices within a network or system.

Its purpose is to identify potential security threats and insider threats based on deviations from normal behavior.

How does UEBA work?

  • Behavioral Analytics: UEBA focuses on analyzing user and entity behavior over time. It establishes a baseline of normal behavior for each user and entity and then identifies deviations from that baseline.
  • Machine Learning: Machine learning algorithms play a crucial role in UEBA. They continuously analyze data, including user activities, network traffic, and access patterns, to detect abnormal behavior and potential threats.
  • Threat Detection: It’s primarily used for threat detection and early warning. It can identify unusual login patterns, data access behavior, and other activities that may indicate a security breach or insider threat.
  • Contextual Analysis: UEBA considers the context of user and entity behavior. For example, it might recognize that a user logging in from a different location is not necessarily suspicious if the user is known to travel frequently.


UEBA is employed by organizations to enhance their cybersecurity posture by detecting threats that traditional security measures may miss. It provides a proactive approach to threat detection and helps organizations respond to potential security incidents more effectively.

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