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9/27/2017
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Dawn Kawamoto
Dawn Kawamoto
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7 SIEM Situations That Can Sack Security Teams

SIEMs are considered an important tool for incident response, yet a large swath of users find seven major problems when working with SIEMs.
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Lacks Adequate Visibility into Network Traffic

Seventy-one percent of IT professionals working with SIEMs say they need better visibility of traffic moving across their organization's network. The top three areas where they say visibility is needed the most include Web traffic, email traffic, and cloud applications.

In addition to wanting improved visibility from their SIEM, users also cite a need to improve advanced threat detection inside the network and the ability to consolidate security events as one incident view.

Solutions

'It's not unusual to see partially deployed SIEMs that are only monitoring parts of an environment. SIEMs may also only be deployed to monitor network devices, looking for external threats. For better visibility, bring in logs from inside the network, including endpoints, hosts, and applications,' says Blankenship. 'Focus on parts of the network where critical data is stored.'

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Lacks Adequate Visibility into Network Traffic

Seventy-one percent of IT professionals working with SIEMs say they need better visibility of traffic moving across their organization's network. The top three areas where they say visibility is needed the most include Web traffic, email traffic, and cloud applications.

In addition to wanting improved visibility from their SIEM, users also cite a need to improve advanced threat detection inside the network and the ability to consolidate security events as one incident view.

Solutions

"It's not unusual to see partially deployed SIEMs that are only monitoring parts of an environment. SIEMs may also only be deployed to monitor network devices, looking for external threats. For better visibility, bring in logs from inside the network, including endpoints, hosts, and applications," says Blankenship. "Focus on parts of the network where critical data is stored."

Image Source: Cyphort

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EXCELLENT!
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