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June 3, 2021 | Elena Vodopyan

What Is Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)?

A cyberattack is expected to occur every 11 seconds in 2021 — nearly double the frequency just a year earlier. These incidents often involve breaches of sensitive proprietary information and cost the organizations involved millions of dollars. Despite all the resources being devoted to...
May 6, 2021 | Mike Tierney

SIEM Use Cases: Implementation and Best Practices

A security and information event management (SIEM) tool can be a valuable component of a mature security strategy. Indeed, effective SIEM solutions have been available for well over a decade. Organizations typically purchase SIEM tools expecting fast implementation and reliable security threat...
May 21, 2021 | Jeff Melnick

SIEM vs Log Management

It now takes organizations 207 days to identify and 73 days to contain security breaches, according to IBM's 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report. That means the average "lifecycle" of an incident is a staggering 280 days — 7 months! Moreover, cybercrimes are becoming increasingly sophisticated...
May 25, 2021 | Richard Muniz

Good SIEM Setups Go Bad

SIEM is a system, that collects logs and other security related data for analysis.  In most cases, it installs an agent someplace that gathers security-related events from the various pieces of hardware on a network, be it a laptop, server, firewalls and etc. Then looks at what’s going on and...
March 27, 2019 | Sarah Greesonbach

Plan Effective SIEM First, Compliance Second

Security information and event management (SIEM) is a major priority for large companies. It’s a reporting process that provides a holistic view of the health of an organization’s IT security as well as important details for various kinds of compliance regulations, including GLBA, PCI, FISMA,...
May 6, 2021 | Alex Vovk

How to Overcome SIEM Limitations

SIEM has a reputation as a helpful and must-have solution to improve security for any enterprise. However, Forrester experts say that SIEM has certain limitations, which makes it inefficient without additional investments in technology and personnel. Key SIEM Limitations SIEM has limitation...
May 6, 2021 | Alex Vovk

Infographics: Common Drawbacks of SIEM Solutions

SIEM is a complex solution that requires thorough maintenance and support, which often skyrockets SIEM expenses. The need to hire and train more SIEM analysts is named as the main factor that significantly influences the total cost of SIEM ownership. It earned the highest score (4.8) in the rating...
May 19, 2021 | Jeff Melnick

Can SIEM Solutions Be Effectively Used for Change Auditing?

This should be no revelation to IT professionals: you have to regularly monitor changes occurring in your network – and mainly for two reasons. The first one is this: continuous monitoring will take pain off meeting compliance requirements and surviving auditor’s visits. The second reason to...
May 6, 2021 | Nick Cavalancia

Next Generation of SIEMs? Ease Of Use, Analyze More Data

In one of the most recent articles posted on darkreading.com, Robert Lemans speaks about the new features of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems and some common problems the comapnies face when using them. The most interesting quote in this article came as no surprise - "Yet...
May 19, 2021 | Robert Bobel

Why Is SIEM Losing Steam?

A recent study reported by CIO magazine revealed SIEM challenges, saying that 1/3 of SIEM owners would stop using their current solution in favor of a more efficient and affordable solution. The study cited SIEM owner’s main complaints being: Long-complex SIEM deployment Long time before...
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