With cyber threats on the rise, cybersecurity is one of the major concerns of companies and organizations. It is not an exaggeration to say that extremely damaging cyberattacks happen almost every day. Hackers constantly look for security gaps to exploit. The only effective way to minimize the risk of a breach is to identify and respond to security events in real-time. Remember a vital acronym – SIEM – that stands for Security Information and Event Management. SIEM is what makes next-generation detection, analytics and response available to various organizations.
What is SIEM?
SIEM is unique software, a mix of security information and event management, to provide real-time analysis of security red flags and alerts generated by applications and network hardware. It saves, processes, normalizes, aggregates, and applies analytics to that data to discover trends, detect threats, and enable organizations to investigate any negative alerts. SIEM is very reliable and valuable for threat prevention.
How does SIEM work?
SIEM software operates successfully by gathering log and event data generated by small and medium-sized businesses and organizations, data generated by security devices and host systems, and then into a single centralized platform. SIEM also gets data from events, antivirus elements, firewall logs, and other locations; it then sorts it into categories. When SIEM receives an alert of a threat or discovers an unusual occurrence through network security monitoring, it generates and creates an alert and defines a threat level based on set rules. In this way, it carries out the duty of threat detection and prevention and creates security alerts.
SIEM also serves as a means of cybersecurity by permitting security teams to gain attacker insights with threat rules derived from insight into attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures. SIEM helps organizations and businesses to react as soon as possible to the latest attacker techniques with near real-time updates from analysts. Once the software determines a threat, lapse, vulnerability, attack, or suspicious behavior, it creates alerts for a prompt response for an organization’s security teams.
Why is SIEM so important for organizations?
The amount of data an average organization generates nowadays is too much to handle manually. But this is not a primary reason why SIEM is a must for every company. So, why is it so important?
1. Detecting Incidents
A SIEM solution detects incidents that otherwise can go unnoticed. The solution analyses the log entries to detect indicators of malicious activity. It can reconstruct the attack timeline to help determine its nature and impact and communicates recommendations to security controls.
2. Compliance with Regulations.
Companies use SIEM to meet compliance requirements such as PCI, DSS, GDPR, HIPAA and SOX standards. Such compliance has become prevalent, detecting and reporting breaches.
3. Incident Management.
A SIEM improves incident management by allowing the security team to identify an attack’s route across the network, identifying the compromised sources, and providing the automated mechanisms to stop the attacks in progress. Businesses, both big and small, and organizations can also use SIEM to conduct granular monitoring of privileged accounts and create alerts related to actions a given user cannot perform, such as installing or disabling security software.
At Klik Solutions we take care of our customers’ protection. We use SIEM to categorize data for businesses and organizations and to research data security breaches with as many details as needed. Many small to mid-sized organizations (SMB) make poor arrangements and assumptions, which leave them vulnerable and more likely to be successfully attacked. According to statistics, 43% of small and medium-sized enterprises lack cybersecurity. Klik Solutions combines a range of SIEM capabilities with its unique technology that offers comprehensive protection for organizations and helps them grow rapidly.