Managed SIEM can drastically improve the security awareness of your IT environment. That’s because, as threats become more sophisticated, SIEM technology ensures your entire IT network can be tracked, monitored, and analysed no matter where your staff access company data. If that sounds like techy jargon, you are not alone. You may be asking what exactly Managed SIEM is and how it will help your business.
Glad you asked.
Read on for an explanation of SIEM, why it’s needed and how it helps fight against cybercrime.
What is SIEM?
SIEM stands for Security Information and Event Management. It helps you investigate security alerts by collecting, aggregating, and analysing real-time data to spot trends and detect cyber threats. Managed SIEM combines threat detection and response with a fully staffed Security Operations Centre (SOC). You have a 360-degree view of your IT infrastructure with an expert team monitoring alerts 24/7. That means new, evolving and advanced threats are caught and remediated quicker than ever.
Why is SIEM needed?
It was once the case that perimeter security solutions, like firewalls or antivirus, were enough to keep hackers out. With all your sensitive data in one place, these tools could easily identify, block and quarantine incoming threats. However, the way we work has changed. The shift to flexible hybrid working means that applications, users and devices operate outside the traditional corporate network.
This means protecting sensitive data and maintaining regulatory compliance is becoming more complex. The good news is: security solutions have evolved.
Protecting your data in the cloud era means setting up protections beyond the office firewall to wherever your remote workers work. And that’s where SIEM technology comes in. It collects and aggregates the flood of events and security alerts so your MSP can quickly act on and remediate even the most advanced threats.
How Managed SIEM helps your cyber security posture.
Managed SIEM has a host of tricks that all benefit your business’s cyber security posture. But to understand fully, we need to get a bit technical.
Faster, more efficient SecOps.
With SIEM technology sifting through millions of data points, Security Operations Centre analysts can quickly get a handle on what’s happening. It saves valuable time in responding to a security threat to reduce the impact of a cyberattack. SIEM helps IT experts react to real-time incidents. It is keeping your company from data loss or worse.
Accurate Threat Detection and Security Alerting
SIEM tools can leverage their extensive data sets to detect and identify threats more accurately than is possible with individual security data streams.
Improved Security Data
Because SIEM aggregates security data, it enhances the potential to be analysed and used in incident response workflows. This means better visibility over your entire security landscape.
Better Network Visibility
Log management and aggregated data make it easier to get an overview of your network and spot unusual activity. Hackers look for dark spaces on networks to give them a place to hide persistent threats and move across digital assets without being detected. But SIEM mitigates this risk by collecting security event data from everywhere in the network.
Your business regulations and compliance frameworks will usually require logging security data as a critical control. Managed SIEM fulfils this role, easing the process with pre-set compliance reporting templates to streamline compliance.
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