Centralise, correlate and analyse data across the IT network.
Data are the basis for security
A modern SIEM requires three core functions – data collection, analysis and response – to provide the security required in today’s hybrid and multicloud environments. A SIEM’s job is to collect data across your network (data collection), identify malicious behaviour (analysis) and send alerts to security and IT teams to give them the insight they need to respond before problems become serious and information (response). If compliance reports are an important factor, the SIEM should also be able to help with dashboards and ensure that security policies are enforced.
Advantages of SIEM
It correlates and analyses data from different sources in real time
SIEM for Cyber Monitoring
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is an active cyber security monitoring based on log data. Here, the data from the different sources are correlated to obtain a holistic view of the entire IT infrastructure and its security. Now cross-component and cross-product checks can be carried out, which would not be possible without correlations of the different sources. The already existing standard monitoring provide a good basis for detecting advanced threat patterns and alerting the respective responsible parties.
In addition, environment-specific monitoring can be set up to provide a detailed security overview. There are very few situations where only one surveillance triggers an alarm at a time. Therefore, alerts will be categorised according to their criticality and made available to those responsible for further analysis.
Now the analyst can analyse the indicators behind the alarms and take appropriate action.
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Only cyber security monitoring can prove whether the security measures taken and integrated security applications serve their purpose in the constantly changing IT world.
This makes the use of a SIEM solution indispensable in order to detect current threats and to take measures if necessary.