Information security programs face many challenges in today’s evolving threat landscape. Prioritizing activities as well as budget and resource constraints are just a few hurdles that security stakeholders have to overcome in order to keep their head above water. Somewhere in mix of day to day operations, stakeholders face difficult decisions about detection capabilities to help balance out investments in prevention and correction controls. Whether the motivation is driven by compliance or simply by best practice, robust detection components are a critical part of any security program; they help provide important information to both offensive and defensive activities. Unfortunately from a practical standpoint, maturing this domain isn’t always easy.
While Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technologies can dramatically improve the detection posture of an organization, the care and feeding of these solutions is just as important as the technology itself. Without dedicating adequate resources to proper project planning, operational tuning and overall maturation of the solution, SIEM deployments can stall or fall short of initial expectations.
Plain and simple: SIEM takes fundamental dedication well before the purchase is ever made.