Layered Security: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Layered Security: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

In order to properly approach your business’ security strategy, you need a complete understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your defensive and offensive position. Between staff turnover, stakeholder interest and strategic planning, having proper logs of security events is essential to ensuring that your security approach is relevant and strong.

The sixth component of your seven layer security strategy, all of your system logs should be stored and accessible so that they can be reviewed regularly to find gaps in your system, or to identify events that have gone unnoticed, which may escalate into more serious incidents.

You can use a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to gather these alerts and notify you of security events in real time, ensuring that you are able to act as soon as an incident occurs. Elk Stack and Alien Vault are both available free and can perform this function to ensure that your security position is captured accurately and in a timely fashion.

Our next post will cover the final layer of our complete security approach. Your business data is one of your most valuable assets and needs protection in an era of malware and cyberterrorism. Horn can help you implement a customized strategy that keeps you protected while allowing you to continue the work of growing your business. Give us a call at (888) 429-5177 to find out how we can help you.

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About MeaganCleary

Meagan is Horn IT's in-house web developer and technical writer. In addition to providing documentation solutions to firms seeking business continuity planning and/or governance and compliance consulting, Meagan manages client communications and ensures clients are informed of the evolving services and technology solutions that Horn IT offers.

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