In the age of the digital world, owning a Security Operations Center (SOC) is vital for the cybersecurity of every organization. However, it is not necessarily true that every SOC is effective against cyber threats and attacks. The main reason behind this fact is a lack of standardized SOC frameworks. SOC framework requires a document to be designed to provide guidelines, requirements, and specifications in order to support cybersecurity operations effectively.
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.
Prior to 2005, there used to be quite a debate over Security Information Management (SIM) and Security Event Management (SEM). This debate was ended for once and all by Amrit Williams and Mark Nicollet of Gartner when they defined SIEM – Security Information Event Management in 2005.