With ever-growing security events and the volumes of malicious activity increasing, it is more challenging than ever for organisations to identify, prioritise and address cyber security threats. A Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool or SIEMaaS (SIEM as a service) platform can help you identify and respond to security events quickly and effectively.
With over 25 years of experience, Sapphire’s team of experienced cybersecurity analysts deliver a Managed SIEM Service that helps organisations cut through vast datasets and focus on activities necessary to reduce threats. This reduces dwell time and improves response times to security incidents.
Organisations who would prefer to outsource their security event management can approach a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) such as Sapphire.
At Sapphire, we can combine SIEM and security monitoring with our Security Operations Centre’s (SOC) advanced threat detection capabilities and threat intelligence feeds.
VISIBILITY | CONTROL | COMPLIANCE: SAPPHIRE’S MANAGED SIEM AS A SERVICE:
Reduce Dwell Time
Improve Mean Time to Detect (MTTD)
Reduce Mean Time to Respond (MTTR)
Identify and prioritise security threats more effectively to ensure the most efficient application of security resources while also reducing risk. A continual reduction in detection time is a good marker of security maturity.
Improve remediation and incident response times to reduce exposure from reconnaissance, lateral movement on the network and data exfiltration.
24 x 7 security information and event management (SIEM) and incident response handled by an experienced team, allowing the security function to focus on strategy.
SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) is the identifying, monitoring, recording, and analysing of cybersecurity events for your organisation in real-time. A SIEM gives an organisation a centralised and comprehensive view of the security of its IT infrastructure.
A SIEM works by collecting and logging event data produced by an organisation’s applications, host systems and security devices in a single centralised platform. SIEM gathers log data from firewalls, antivirus, and other sources and presents analysts with event context.
SIEM solutions are essential for consolidating an otherwise unmanageable volume of threat data, filtering information and prioritising alerts to make security more manageable. Apart from this primary use case of logging and log management, enterprises also use their SIEM for compliance requirements with ISO27001, HIPAA, PCI, DSS, SOX, and GDPR.
Data consolidation/ Data aggregation
Managing log events and data in real time from different sources and categorising them by severity using threat intelligence to determine actions.
Automated security event alerts
Analysing indicators of compromise and sending alerts to notify of issues in real-time.
Visibility in near-real time
Dashboards provide an overall view of the security environment.
Matching multiple events to indicate specific incidents.
A security event is anything that has an implication for the security team. Organisations may experience thousands each day, from malicious emails and automated scanning to attempted exploitation.
Establish scope and requirements
An organisation should know what log and event data they want the SIEM to monitor, understanding whether it should be hosted/managed or on-premises. Having a clear view of compliance and regulation requirements is also essential.
Customise correlation rules
A SIEM’s core value stems from event correlation to understand and prioritise events that may otherwise go unnoticed. Most come with a set of in-built rules that can be customised.
Have an incident response plan set
A SIEM provides real-time monitoring and enterprise security alerts to allow for a timely response if a threat is detected. An efficient incident response plan provides guidelines and steps for security teams to follow when there is an attack.
Update your SIEM system continuously
Refine the configuration and optimise correlation rules, policies and procedures to stay ahead of malicious attackers.
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