In the changing and very dynamic multiverse of Information Technology (IT), the need to adapt quickly and efficiently to new trends, which provide us with global solutions providers in the field of computer systems, is absolutely necessary, if well you can say, survive a jungle of digital predators.
Maybe you do not notice, but there are hundreds, thousands or who can know, millions of cyber attacks daily, not only throughout the earth, but perhaps only in your locality. What should make you have only a small idea, the urgent need to wield powerful binary anti-missiles.
These threats are aimed at Information Technology (IT) personnel or high-ranking personnel, using non-ethical strategies such as credential capture, lateral movements or multivector attacks. There is a broad band of attacks targeting DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) and these multi-player attack operations are particularly difficult to solve. Cybercriminals have created a vast arsenal of harmful tools aimed at confusing Information Technology (IT) teams and maximizing the impact of an attack.
If we have already realized that we can not effectively deal with the new attack strategies that are constantly changing, we must prepare ourselves for this tough fight and defend ourselves with robust and adaptable tools.
As a company we know the importance of keeping our data safe and possibly making traditional investments such as Firewall’s, IPS / IDS, Gateway mail and Antivirus among others. We know the impact of the human capital that it entails, who manages all these solutions. Solutions that may not be synchronized and even in some cases not even related.
Then, in our algorithm we can determine, that knowing what is happening in our network is fundamental, visibility is undoubtedly determinant to be able to evaluate and prevent. So, improve our security position should not be left to ignorance and although it is possible that some tools seem expensive or complex should not be dismissed.
For these and more reasons, it is essential to adapt to innovative solutions that guarantee the security of our organization’s network and full compliance with security regulations. The SIEM tools are particularly strategic for these activities.
Security information systems and event management or SIEM by its acronym in English, are solutions that offer great benefits. Our security devices, including our network devices send us information that if we have an integrating element that collects this information, analyze it, normalize, correlate and report reports and even alerts, because without a doubt, it is the ideal for take measures that optimize and guarantee our electronic security, especially if we take into account that these SIEM tools are standardized by the ISO 27000 standards that specify the requirements to establish, implement, maintain and improve an adequate Security Management System of the Information (SGSI), and compliance with standards and quality standards for service levels.
To improve the detection and response to threats, an intelligence-based security treatment is needed, which provides all the information available to detect risks and predict others in the future, from both internal and external sources.
The SIEM have advanced solutions that allow us to combat these threats. Among its attributes, it has a behavioral and learning analysis model, where it assimilates the usual processes of the network and the normal behavior of the user and so can later intuit that if there is a change or deviation in that traffic, it can send an alert and do the detection of the threat.
The intelligent response is also a point in favor of these solutions as it integrates with our security devices and performs automatic actions which allows us to contain and defend against attacks. It also performs constant monitoring of the integrity of the files and records coupled to a case management module that allows us to visualize the flows of containment and mitigation actions. And finally the great ability to connect with devices that enhance the environment of our protection and security systems.
Security tools are essential but by themselves they are not impassable, for this it is important to have expert staff that has the capacity and has experience to implement strategies and adapt these systems to the specific requirements of your organization.
Then you know the importance and the value that you should give to your electronic security and be clear that it is never an expense but an invaluable investment.