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As a part of our SIEM Best Practices Series, today we look at how you can work towards building effective use cases for future use and doing capacity planning around it. For a more holistic outlook on managing your SIEM System, check out this free resource by Advoqt, a White Paper on SIEM Best Practices.

Measuring the performance of your SIEM Program will ensure you remain aligned with your strategic goals, but also to clarify whether your actions are delivering value at any given point in time.

Most companies are steadily increasing the total number of users and internal resources, hence it’s normal to see a gradual increase in the volume of logs being collected. The security monitoring program must be aware of this increase and be prepared for the future by planning on how it will expand the current hardware capabilities to allow for faster ingestion of security logs.

Depending on the growth rate of your company, this might be a significant issue that needs to be addressed before it is too late. Document your findings and lay the foundation for a business case that justifies additional budget and resources.

Failure to document performance evidence and projecting the future impact of inadequate increments in resources will result in denial from senior management for what could have otherwise been a relatively easy task.

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There are EIGHT more aspects to consider as you work towards implementing a full-proof SIEM system. Our SIEM Best Practices White Paper gives you a clear roadmap. We invite you to get in touch with us to learn how we can help maximize the return on investment of your security program.

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