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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 is not only necessary to identify the accuracy of your path, but also to measure whether your actions are delivering value at any given point of 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 plans to 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. Upon realizing this, we suggest the collection of information 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.

Conclusion

Such an alignment is an ongoing process that will reap results in the medium and long term. But, we’re just scratching the surface There are EIGHT more aspects to consider as you work towards implementing a full-proof SIEM system. Which is why we recently released our SIEM Best Practices White Paper to allow you to set-up/revise your SIEM System. Click here to access your free copy.

Solutions for a fast-paced and large enterprise may need tailored consultation and improvisation, beyond what can be conveyed in a white-paper. We invite you to get in touch with us to know how we can help maximize the benefits of your security efforts.

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