5 Important Points of SIEM Evaluation Checklist

Over the past couple of years, the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution has been recognized as an effective tool in the Security Operation Center (SOC) of organizations. Whether it comes to managing the multiple tools or meeting the compliance standards, SIEM has always been playing its crucial role. However, since there is a multitude of SIEM solutions available in the IT market today, selecting the right one is an extremely important but difficult task for enterprises. To this end, organizations must be familiar with the benefits of SIEM technology.

In this article, we will explore a 5-point checklist that would help you when you evaluate a SIEM system for your company.

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File Integrity Monitoring and SIEM

Today’s cybersecurity threats such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are more dangerous than ever. Even the traditional security systems such as antivirus programs are unable to prevent them due to their sophistication and uncontrollable frequency. In order to prevent the menace of cyber threats and attacks, now companies are looking for multiple layered security to enhance their cybersecurity posture more effectively. This is the reason we use File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) together to safer the world.

In this article, we will detail and FIM, SIEM, and then the benefits of integrating FIM with a SIEM solution.

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The Outcomes of SIEM and SOAR in 2019 (Part 2)

SIEM and SOAR Integration Capabilities in 2019

Integration is one of the most critical features that every security product should have. But, unfortunately, this is not a case when it comes to too many traditional security tools. The organizations that were using SIEM with having integration capability remained secure to a large extent. For example, an effective SIEM can inject Threat Intelligence Feeds (TIF) from multiple different sources. Using this feature, security professionals working in a Security Operation Center (SOC) don’t need to work on multiple consoles to deal with various security tools. Instead, the integrated SIEM will provide a single console to operate all tools collectively. As per the Gartner, SIEM is the most wanted tool that provides inputs to the SOAR solution. Therefore, their integration is important.

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The Outcomes of SIEM and SOAR in 2019 (Part 1)

Like the previous years, 2019 also witnessed the surge in data breaches and cyber-attacks. However, organizations having SIEM or/and SOAR system in place were better than those using traditional security tools. The cyber-attacks in 2019 were mostly related to financial crimes, supply chain attacks, phishing exploits, state-sponsored attacks, Grid attacks, health sector attacks, and attacks on IoT devices. Cybersecurity skills shortage was also one of the major concerns in 2019.

In this first part of the article, we will take a look at how SIEM and SOAR tools were helping organizations in 2019 to get rid of cyber-attacks.

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