Security information and event management (SIEM) is a cybersecurity software that combines:
By combining these capabilities, SIEM solutions provide IT and security teams with holistic visibility of the network in real time. Using correlation rules and statistical techniques to convert raw log data and events, SIEM solutions provide actionable information to fight against security threats. Beyond identifying security incidents, these tools are used to manage incident response and generate reports for compliance.
In today’s world it is unlikely to find a businesses with one security solution. The sprawl of security and IT solutions used to manage and protect systems and infrastructure, and the deluge of alerts they create have made SIEM security solutions a necessity.
Popular and widely available SIEM solutions tout extensive integrations, allowing organizations to tie together disparate solutions and provide central management through a single pane of glass. By collecting and normalizing data for all of these solutions, they create efficient and secure data access that can be mapped to an organization’s operational needs.
Rather than analysts managing multiple tools to identify security events, SIEMs ease the accessing and searching across raw and parsed data for threat investigation and compliance. Additionally, many SIEM vendors give the ability to map security and IT operations to existing frameworks such as NIST and MITRE ATT&CK.
In addition to these benefits, next-gen SIEM platforms work to deliver comprehensive security analytics to aid in rapid detection, response, and mitigation of threats by layering in:
While individual solutions vary in their capabilities, there are general goals that every security operations center (SOC) should have when using the tools to reduce the organization’s risk:
SIEM solutions can either reside on-premise or in the cloud and be managed by the organization. However some organizations may choose to outsource management as they find it too difficult to manage and requires specialized training to use effectively.
Managed SIEM is an alternative to an on-premise deployment where a third-party service provider is contracted to host the application on their servers and monitor the organization’s network for potential security threats. This option may be appealing for companies that need to deploy SIEM solutions faster, need to reduce to setup and training costs, or for those who do not have internal cyber security experts.
Cyborg Security partners with today’s leading SIEM vendors including Splunk, Elastic, MicroFocus ArcSight, and Sumo Logic to ensure the proactive threat hunting resources of the Cyborg HUNTER Platform are at the center of organizations’ security operations for repeatable hunts that detect even the most advanced adversaries’ actions.