Preventive Security Essentials – Monitoring and Analytics ( Part 1)

By June 10, 2020 March 28th, 2021 No Comments

As part of bringing awareness and what matters the most when it comes to cybersecurity proactive prevention, we are here with yet another blog post and the required essentials.

If we could put it this way – With the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19) many of us have new realizations!. Cybersecurity and COVID-19 are two different challenges, but they do have key common things. Both are global – we all are vulnerable to them, they do not respect boundaries, they don’t discriminate any, and impacts everyone., Again both require basic measures in place to first prevent. That basic Hygiene is the best measure! so far.

Taking up with cybersecurity – Organizations across wants to ensure that their data and services are secure, up & running for delivering business operations with customer confidence. Hence – Proactive prevention.

In order to conduct business securely, as a first step organizations need to understand their exposure, where the threats can emerge and need to know how users are accessing business-critical services. To do this IT teams must adopt a platform that continuously monitors and recognizes the users, devices, networks, and services being used. Simply you cannot protect what you can’t see.

Most organizations implement different security solutions like firewalls as silos that could help them protect, but hackers use modern techniques to penetrate systems which means IT also needs to adopt technologies that help them gather, correlate, alert by analyzing event data from integrating security solutions. Thus, the need for an effective cybersecurity monitoring system is seen as basic and essential. Because on a regular basis no one would have enough time to go through the number of data sets that systems present,. We need meaningful analytics and actionable information out of monitoring systems.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a proven approach to Identify events that matter most by consolidating, analyzing, correlating raw data and event logs that are collected across from users, devices, applications, and networks. It helps organizations detect threats and prioritize remidative actions before an actual threat occurs. These are purpose-built software systems that store logs, normalizes, aggregates and correlates that data to discover trends, detect threats, and generate alerts. The main capabilities of SIEM are log collection, security monitoring, threat detection, investigation, and response. Apart from this, some SIEM solutions have the capability of behavioral analysis, forensic & incident response, threat response workflow, etc. Most importantly SIEM System provides intelligent insights that enable teams to respond quickly to reduce the impact of incidents.

With a well-integrated SIEM System in-place organizations can identify potential threats inside and outside networks proactively.

A few notable SIEM Solutions – for your reference-
IBM QRadar
AT&T Cyber Security ( Alien Vault )
Elastic SIEM
Azure Sentinel ( Cloud Native )

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