Effective logging of events and activities in an organization’s technical infrastructure exponentially boosts the capabilities of its SIEM solution. In this article, we explore how logs are leveraged in a SIEM solution. First off, log entries can be helpful for multiple purposes such as security, performance analysis, troubleshooting, etc. Considering the size of a modern enterprise’s IT technical infrastructure, monitoring the network alone is not a favorable approach. With a growing number of applications, endpoint devices, and services, event logs must be collected from all such applications, endpoints, and services.
Build an Efficient SOC
Many organizations don’t rely on outsourced security solutions such as MSSP. Rather, they prefer building their own SOC to combat nefarious cybersecurity threats and attacks. However, it is vital to know how an effective SOC is built and what should be its essential security ingredients. Generally, an effective SOC involves:
It is not a hidden fact that threats in our cyberspace are continuously evolving. While they are getting sophisticated and complicated over time, a business cannot sit and wait for the attackers to exploit a vulnerability and disrupt an organization’s business operations. Absolute security is a state of oblivion and businesses must strive to achieve the maximum possible level of security. As modern-day businesses adopt a multi-fold strategy of measures and solutions to protect their IT infrastructure, they invest in people, processes, and technology to ensure that they are covered from all the ends. In this article, we explore what a SIEM solution is and how it helps our clients in ensuring the security of their technical infrastructure.
At Logsign, we believe that every one of our clients faces a unique set of threats. There can be overlapping; however, it would be highly rare that two organizations face the same set of threats. Accordingly, when you are using a SIEM solution like Logsign SIEM, there will be use cases that are more important to your business than others. If you have used a SIEM tool previously, you know that a SIEM is a powerful tool to identify the smallest of threats in your entire technical infrastructure. However, for this to happen, use cases should be correctly defined and searched in the right location.
If you have been using a SIEM tool for quite a time, you will know that it can turn out to be a powerful security tool, if appropriately deployed. In your organization’s network, network devices such as IDS/IPS, firewalls, and routers generate a plethora of log data. Like these devices, there are many sources of data for a SIEM solution. The first barrier a SIEM encounters is normalizing the log data before it can detect and alert your team.
If your SIEM solution is configured correctly, it will filter through irrelevant log data to allow your security team to focus on essential and high-risk alerts. Correlation rules play a crucial role in the configuration of a SIEM platform. In this article, we explore what correlation rules are and how you can create your organization-specific correlation rules on Logsign SIEM.