Are you considering augmenting your internal resources with managed security services? Can’t decide if managed security services are a good fit for you? Here are few things to think about when considering adding a managed security service.
An article on SecurityWeek this week announced the results of the IDC Worldwide and U.S. Comprehensive Security Services Forecast, which showed that managed security services is the largest and fastest-growing of the segments they covered. The article points to two key drivers of this growth: growing complexity of Security Operations and an overwhelming volume of security incidents.
SIEM is a valuable tool in your organization’s security program. These tools can collect and correlate data from a wide range of disparate devices to intelligently identify suspicious activity. However, without proper planning and preparation, these enterprise software purchases can quickly become shelfware. Here are a few ways traditional SIEMs can let you down:
Whether you already have a SIEM in place that’s not providing value or you’re looking for your first SIEM solution, we’ve put together a list of five things you should be sure to look for in your next SIEM solution. All too often, organizations purchase expensive SIEM technology without considering all the aspects necessary to make the SIEM deployment successful. The technology alone will end up as shelfware if you don’t have the trained staff to deploy and manage the solution, and a 24x7 SOC team to monitor and respond to potential incidents. It’s also important to integrate the SIEM into your overall security program and have a thorough plan for how you will respond to incidents. The combination of people, process, and technology are the key to a successful SIEM implementation that will help your organization reduce risk, prevent data breaches, and be compliant. Here are five things to look for in your next SIEM solution:
When resources are unlimited, you can afford wasteful spending. But for most organizations with limited IT budgets and too few staff, it’s important to invest your security spend wisely. This means finding the ways to stretch your dollar further and get better value out of your investments. You can’t afford to waste money on solutions that are never deployed or require staff you don’t have to manage.
Using a managed security service can be a great way to gain enterprise-class security without making big investments in-house. For mid-size companies it can be especially attractive because it allows the existing IT team to be more efficient and productive without adding headcount.
SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) has been around a while and forms a pillar of many security programs, collecting and correlating data from a wide range of network devices to identify and alert on anomalous activity. This activity may indicate a potential attack or malicious actor posing a real threat to your network security. However, enterprise-class SIEM software products are advanced solutions and require constant tweaking and tuning of alerts to quiet unnecessary noise and provide actionable information on viable threats. These solutions require a team of staff to monitor alerts around the clock to interpret and respond to potential incidents. These solutions can also be very costly to purchase and deploy. However, managed SIEM services can avoid these hurdles and start delivering value to your organization almost immediately. If you’ve been putting off your SIEM projects because you don’t have enough staff or thought it would cost too much, you should consider a managed SIEM solution. Here are three reasons to look at managed SIEM: