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To SIEM or not to SIEM?

Shahin Pirooz | Aug 30, 2018 9:32:29 AM

From ransomware to DDoS attacks, companies are under siege.

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To effectively mitigate breach risk today requires enormous expertise, resources and budget. Companies are losing more each year on cybercrime than they are spending to prevent it. Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools are one example of how organizations are attempting to combat the problem of cybercrime. A SIEM scans your network and provides visibility into suspicious/illegitimate activity. Unfortunately, as the amounts of data collected increase, so does the white noise.

Many organizations focus on the potential gains of having a SIEM without understanding the expertise and resources required to make such a tool a worthwhile investment. The reality is that managing, monitoring and reporting on a SIEM 24x7 requires a staff of 3-4 security analysts on top of the capital expenditure of the SIEM itself. Because of that, only the largest organizations are seeing the payoff from a SIEM. 

Smaller organizations lacking the in-house resources for SIEM tools don’t have to throw up their hands and give up. For them, Security Operations Center (SOC)-as-a-Service is a much more attractive and viable solution. In fact, Garner predicts that by 2020, more than 70% of security will be handled through managed security models. A SOC encompasses the people, processes, and technology involved in protecting a network. A professionally designed SOC can be a vital line of defense against unauthorized, malicious activity in real time. This requires employing the right people, technology and processes. When provided (and consumed) “as a service,” businesses gain access to the tools and expertise without the resource burden. 

Smarter Defense for Today’s Threat Landscape 

It’s a tremendous challenge to maintain the right security resources, tools and expertise to adequately defend corporate information systems. Gaps are inevitable, resulting in a reactive security posture that leaves your organization vulnerable. And without context on how best to defend against an attack, remediation efforts can be delayed, which amplifies the damage.

As a response to our clients and their need to take a more proactive cybersecurity stance, DataEndure is now offering Digital Defense SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS). This managed security service is an ideal solution for companies to augment their own security capabilities. Serving as an invested security advocate with the latest technology and deep expertise, we can help your organization become less reactive and more resilient in an ever-evolving threat landscape—without draining IT resources and budget. 

Learn more about how DataEndure’s Digital Defense SOCaaS helps put your security on the offensive, with dedicated expertise and technology that significantly reduces your risk