SIEM, Security Information and Event Management, is a set of technologies brought together to provide a complete view into a technical infrastructure. It combines SIM (security information management) and SEM (security event management) into one security management system. A SIEM plays an important role in early threat detection, incident response and improving overall security infrastructure. It collects log files from several devices on your network and uses a program to correlate the logs then identifies attacks and takes appropriate action.
Some of the major reasons an organization needs a SIEM are:
- Compliance (HIPPA, FISMA, PCI, etc.)
- Gaining and maintaining certifications
- Continuous monitoring
- Incident response
- Ticketing systems
Many organizations implement SIEM in an effort to protect sensitive data and meet compliance requirements. If you want to learn more about SIEM’s or implementing one within your organization, contact us today.