SIEM Solution

Chris Swagler | March 1st, 2022


SIEM solution or Security information and event management enables companies the ability collect, store, and analyze security information from across their organization and alert IT administrators and security teams to potential attacks. Security information management (SIM) and security event management (SEM) are two types of cybersecurity technology that are combined in an SIEM solution. SIM sifts through log data to look for anomalies, which are detected using rules established by the SIEM solution provider and your IT team. SEM analyzes data in real-time to detect threats to your environment and sends out alerts to IT professionals who can then assess the risks. SIEM solution provides information necessary for IT teams to effectively detect and respond to a wide range of threats across broad networks in today’s complex digital environments. However, as companies move more workloads and workflows to the cloud, their security defenses need to move with them.

Importance of a SIEM Solution

Data gathered from various cybersecurity assets, including IoT devices, computer applications, firewalls, and antivirus software can be viewed in real-time using SIEM platforms. These tools allow IT professionals to manage large, complex digital environments that would be too difficult to monitor and protect on their own by gathering data and consolidating it in virtualized, user-friendly dashboards. Additionally, SIEM solution providers are adapting their products to account for the changing nature of the digital environments they aim to protect as enterprises invest more in cloud infrastructure and rely on off-site security solutions.

SIEM solution is an effective technology for the cybersecurity needs of businesses of various sizes because of its balance of SIM and SEM, and the ability to integrate with emerging technologies. However, there are some considerations that IT teams must keep in mind. IT professionals, for example, will be required to configure some of the rules that SIEM solution tools use to analyze data and identify potential issues in log data. Those rules will vary by organization, but it’s crucial to get them right so your SIEM platform doesn’t generate too many false positives and burn out your team.

Improving companies’ security posture is the ultimate goal of any SIEM platform. However, as more companies move to cloud-based platforms, the threat landscape and the way we detect and respond to threats shifts. The new infrastructure and deployment models that come with cloud deployment introduce not only new security models but new attack surfaces as well. One important aspect of change is accountability. Companies are responsible for the entire security stack during on-premises deployments, from the physical hardware infrastructure to the data stored on it. However, there’s a distinction when it comes to cloud infrastructures. While the cloud service provider (CSP) is responsible for the security and maintenance of any supporting hardware, it’s the individual company’s responsibility to secure and maintain the data on those systems. If not handled properly, this can result in a visibility gap in an organization’s attack surface.

Because no control over the existing hardware is provided, the highly dynamic nature of cloud workloads means that systems can come and go in seconds, and confidential information can be exposed to other users or the CSP. Additionally, when users can access cloud resources from both inside and outside the corporate environment, the introduction of multiple access and management capabilities makes it difficult to manage, track, and audit administrative actions. As a result, traditional traffic flow monitoring methods are rendered ineffective and new controls must be implemented.

From the threat operator’s point of view, cloud-based systems provide various administrative access models, giving the operator multiple attack options. Threat actors can use traditional methods of gaining access to systems within the enterprise network perimeter and escalating to an administrative account with cloud resources. Second, by compromising credentials from an administrator account with remote administrative capabilities or CSP administrative access, the threat operator can get around all traditional access points. Cloud-based SIEM solution is designed to address the unique challenges that come with moving to the cloud by providing comprehensive visibility into the current state of security in a simple and effective manner.

With SpearTip’s ShadowSpear, you can upgrade your outdated EDR toolsets and get rid of legacy SIEMs, integrate current security toolsets, and monitor your entire organization 24/7/365. Identify correlated logs from various platforms, devices, and systems across the IT environment with data collected by the ShadowSpear Platform. Custom dashboards, queries, and specific intelligence are provided by cloud SIEM capabilities, allowing you to identify threats sooner and empower your team’s event response. Identify integrates with cloud, network and endpoint systems to detect sophisticated unknown and advanced threats with comprehensive insights through unparalleled data normalization and visualizations. With robust integrations with major cloud platforms and advanced insights into cloud tenants, ShadowSpear can protect tenants from unauthorized access and detect advanced threats targeting cloud workloads.

To thwart attacks on companies’ most sensitive data, Identify seamlessly protects and secures cloud infrastructure and software-as-a-software platforms. Identify gives companies high-level visibility across diverse and outsourced IT platforms, from preventing data breaches to business email compromise. Identify provides companies instant access to an advanced data platform that collects, parses, normalizes, indexes, and analyzes technical data from all IT infrastructure. SpearTip provides unrivalled visibility by combining multiple data sources to provide actionable insights across your environment and technology.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some key features or capabilities that make a SIEM solution effective for cybersecurity?

A SIEM solution can offer various features and capabilities that enhance cybersecurity. These may include real-time monitoring and analysis of security events, log aggregation and correlation, threat intelligence integration, incident response automation, user behavior analytics, and compliance reporting.

Are there any specific industries or sectors that can benefit the most from implementing a SIEM solution?

Organizations dealing with sensitive data, such as healthcare, finance, government, or those with high-value assets, are likely to prioritize the use of SIEM solutions to bolster their cybersecurity defenses.

How do SIEM solutions integrate with other security tools and systems within an organization's cybersecurity infrastructure?

SIEM solutions can be integrated with various security technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), endpoint protection platforms (EPP), vulnerability management tools, and more. This integration allows for comprehensive visibility and correlation of security events across the organization's infrastructure, enabling quicker and more effective incident response.

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