Best Practices for SIEM Implementation

A security information event management (SIEM) system is like the GPS in your car, in the absence of which, your enterprise IT is driving without guidance.

Modern security tools are good at catching and logging independent attacks and anomalous behaviour. Yet, most of today’s dangerous threats are distributed, act in concert across multiple systems and use advanced evasion techniques to avoid detection. Without a SIEM system, attacks are allowed to incubate and grow into catastrophes.

Despite the presence of a SIEM system, how you handle the volume of data while constantly improving the maturity of your Security Monitoring program becomes key.

This whitepaper is a primer on how to maximize the value of your SIEM investment

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Below are best practices to help you leverage your investments in a SIEM product:

Align the Security Monitoring program to your business goals

Identify all available log sources

Understand gaps and add necessary sources

Reduce cost by removing unnecessary data

Document infrastructure, endpoints, and data library definitions

Incident Response Plan and actions for your defined use-cases

Measure the performance and coverage of your data

Measure the performance of your infrastructure

Capacity planning and preparing for future use-cases

Determining the best SIEM system for you

There is no ‘One Size Fits All’. Each organization deserves its own evaluation that considers all aspects of the SIEM that may be of important and their fit with the organization. We at Advoqt, help you with that process, accompanying you from start to finish, and beyond. Feel free to get in touch and let us suggest how we can help you.