There should be no debate about the necessity of Security information and Event Management (SIEM) for both small and large scale organizations. In this cyber age, every organization is prone to unseen cyber threats that can affect them badly. We have competitors, enemies, hackers all ready to breach into our security and steal our information. We are hearing too many stories of Hacking and ATM scams these days.
SIEM is a complex, smart and efficient security system that could be deployed at any scale of business by taking care of its prerequisites. SIEM protects you from all kinds of malware, virus, and other potential security threats. It is an effective real time monitoring program that ensures security of your important data. SIEM as a service, features extraordinary ability to identify security events and analyze them quickly.
Many organizations fail to deploy the SIEM system because of its complex nature and not understanding the technology. By mishandling the system, it generates more logs that require deployment of 8 to 10 persons in the organization for monitoring purpose. Small and medium sized organizations can’t afford that much work force on cyber security because they don’t have all the resources to operate this service.
Why outsource the security?
It’s not easy to operate and maintain SIEM service efficiently if you don’t have the expertise. You should go for hiring third party services to look after your security needs. Because it takes a detailed and regular monitoring of the system. They will keep check only on the services and data that you want the security for. Relevant data is produced in multiple locations to secure all the data from a single point of view.
Be smart before deploying SIEM System
Organizations need to know exactly what they want to monitor so that the concerned vendor be approached. Your smart choice will make it easy for the vendor to install the service that will provide relevant protection. It could be your database server or any security product.
It requires maintenance
After smartly deploying the SIEM system, you have to keep a constant watch on its progress in reacting to any kind of threat. Threats continue to evolve and that is why SIEM system requires maintenance on a regular basis to ensure information security. It is therefore recommended to outsource the service to a third party who is expert in handling hundreds of organizations with a team of 20-30 people.
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