INSIs SIEM Cybersecurity Program

by | Jun 20, 2023 | Cybersecurity, INSI Articles

What is the Best SIEM Cybersecurity Solution for your Atlanta Company?

Since 2005, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) has been at the top of discussions among cybersecurity experts. It began as a response to an overwhelming number of alerts generated through log management and system alerts. As a result, IT departments found it difficult to manage or respond to threats buried in the logs.

History of SIEM Cybersecurity

The name SIEM was initially coined in a Gartner SIEMS report and included IT Security and Vulnerability Management. The term combined two well-known programs: Security Information Management (SIM) and Security Event Management (SEM).

SIM was designed to collect, monitor, analyze, and provide threat intelligence on security logs. In comparison, SEM combined alerts on security events reported by software such as antivirus, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, authentication, SNMP traps, servers, databases, etc. Together, they made quite an impressive security package. Unfortunately, it was not affordable for small- and medium-sized businesses. That is, until recently.

Why Would You Need SIEM?

The decision to use SIEM depends on the benefits of the tool and the perceived outcome. Below are the top benefits of SIEM: 

  • Compliance Reporting Obligations– All security frameworks, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), require log monitoring. This includes HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, Graham Leach Bliley Act, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Consequently, SIEM helps streamline these efforts. 
  • Log Management and Retention– Activity logs identify additional risk factors. However, many logs contain false-positive reports. SIEM eases the burden of your IT department by freeing up their time and valuable resources by implementing the proper tools to identify verified threats.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Incident Response– Companies that provide SIEM services are staffed with cybersecurity experts and advanced tools to monitor, analyze, and determine intelligent, actionable responses to security incidents that would otherwise go undetected. This includes zero-day threats and advanced persistent threats.
  • Case Management or Ticketing System– During an investigation, data is organized to interpret, conclude, and identify the source of the threats. SIEM can provide a central repository of evidence for ongoing investigations.
  • Policy Enforcement Validation and Policy Violations– SIEM’s information security policies help protect your network from negligent employees.

INSI’s SIEM-IT Solution- Best cybersecurity

INSI has partnered with Cybriant security experts to identify, analyze and respond to security threats and events in real time. Most Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) will forward alarms to the IT support provider or client, regardless of the criticality level or instructions on responding to it.

In addition, Cybriant not only alerts suspicious activity but also informs the predefined escalation path (INSI or your internal IT team) of detailed, actionable instructions required to remediate the event. Next, Cybriant will preemptively perform actions so that only items that need attention by INSI or your internal IT department are forwarded. Consequently, this speeds up the time to resolution. Most importantly, Cybriant only engages IT when the alarms are verified critical alerts. If you are interested in the best cybersecurity programs, Contact INSI:  770-387-2424, option 2. 

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About the Author

Deborah Frazier is the author of IT Outsourcing Secrets – A Small Business Guide to Compare IT Support Companies. With nearly 20 years of experience consulting small and medium-sized businesses on their IT support needs, she brings a wealth of knowledge to INSI as Head of Marketing and Sales. If you like this article and want to get notified when a new article is posted, click here.

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