Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) provides real-time analysis of corporate threats to enable a centralised analysis that can be used for reporting and proactively responding to a company’s security events. SIEM can detect attacks that may not be caught via other means, and they can stop identified threats in progress to help protect a company from the ramifications associated with a security breach. At its core, SIEM is a system of sophisticated technologies that work together to provide companies with a view of their infrastructure. The aim is to allow an analysis of workflow, management, and reporting to understand security events, patterns, and loopholes within a company. This allows a business not only better to protect themselves, but also react more efficiently in the event of a breach or security threat.
SIEM has become increasingly relevant as the corporate market moves toward more cloud-oriented technology. With vast quantities of data being consumed on a day-to-day basis, corporations are faced with the challenge of how to secure and efficiently analyse these insights. SIEM provides real-time monitoring of events, investigations, and compliance via a central dashboard, enabling more efficient security management and more comprehensive control of incoming and outgoing cloud activity. This also aids companies with:
- Compliance Reporting
- Incident Detection
- Operational Support
- Defence for Advanced Persistent Threats (ATPs)
- Forensics of Past Events
The Future of SIEM
As the use of mobile, cloud, and IoT technology grows, the role of SIEM will shift within the business market to meet and moderate company needs. With IoT technologies containing many endpoints that are prone to cyber-attack, and with cloud growth transforming data handling, SIEM systems will evolve to collect and analyse new waves of information and manage new security loopholes. This evolution supports data types, and despite the constant shifts occurring within the business and cybersecurity market, SIEM technologies are not going anywhere. Capable of incremental improvements SIEM will remain as a constant for corporate security and should be considered a cornerstone by companies looking to manage their risk reduction both now and in the future.
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