By Gajshield Infotech CEO Sonit Jain
Security Information and Incident Management (SIEM) is a cyber security tool consisting of multiple systems and services to provide foolproof cyber security for an organization’s data network. SIEM systems are reliable as they use a holistic approach to deal with data security issues in an organization. A SIEM system’s comprehensive way of providing cyber security helps protect an organization’s confidential and sensitive information more effectively.
The SIEM system maximizes data security by bringing two separate components together. First, the Security Information Management System (SIM) collects data from company records to analyze and generate detailed reports about known and encountered cyber threats. Information management is important to deal with cyber threats previously faced by organizations. Secondly, Security Event Management Systems (SEMs) perform real-time monitoring of an organization’s data network and its connected equipment. A SEM informs network administrators and data protection personnel about critical issues while establishing links between individual security incidents.
SIEM systems provide high real-time transparency for an organization in its data protection infrastructure. Additionally, the collection of data from multiple sources is critical to detect and report network threats in a structured manner. Typically, SIEM systems provide all their information and network security information on an interactive dashboard.
Implementation Strategies to Harness the Key Strengths of SIEM
As a matter of fact, any data protection tool is only as good as the implementation practices used by the organizations deploying them. Organizations need to implement certain practices and strategies during the incorporation of SIEM systems to maximize their effectiveness. These actions may depend on various factors, such as the type of organization, the types of operations performed, the amount of data flow involved in those operations, specific network security requirements, and others. Some of the best practices in SIEM implementation are listed below:
a) changing the correlation rule
SIEM systems may require minor changes to their in-built, pre-configured correlation rules to identify data security threats that will never be detected in isolation. Isolated threats are generally complex and can be tackled using standard cyber security tools. On the other hand, a combination of multiple threats can be difficult to detect and cause more damage to the organization if not handled quickly. Therefore, changes to a SIMD system’s correlation rules can be useful to alert network administrators to certain actions or combinations of actions (example: combining five failed logins from one IP address within a given time-frame to one After successful login) the company network can be cyber attacked. Such a pre-emptive move helps mitigate future attacks. Organizations can also make their own rules for specific situations.
b) Identifying compliance requirements
Compliance with rules is an inherent part of any organization. like regulations GDPR Data security and privacy vigilance are present at the organizations end. When scanning through the data protection market to purchase a SIM system, organizations need to clearly assess the data privacy regulations in their country, state or city to be able to make a wise purchase. One of the key strategies prior to SIEM implementation is a careful evaluation of the applicable data regulations for a given area. Many service providers and software vendors can customize your SIM system to suit your compliance needs.
On top of that, the purchase decision will also depend on auditing requirements related to the collection of user data, the amount of data maintained and stored in company records, the format of storage, and other aspects before your organization uses SIEM for data security. .
SIM tools used to prevent cyber attacks
Here are some of the tools available in the market that can be used for early detection and prevention of cyber attacks in organizations. These tools are readily available and are among the best sim systems for advanced cyber security of your data.
SIM Security Monitoring System
Typically, these systems are used for comprehensive and proactive cloud network monitoring and database management. They perform real-time network monitoring and records management to effectively deal with cyber threats.
sim data security event manager
Used to streamline the process of recording and accessing network security events or ‘events’ and to provide a wide range of log management features.
sim event log analyzer
Functions similar to an event manager. This SIEM tool helps to manage, protect and mine log files for a variety of devices and operating systems.
Advantages of Siem Systems
SIEM is an incredibly proactive data protection solution used for storing information from past network threats and detecting new ones. Here are some of the positive effects a SIEM system can have on your existing cyber-security infrastructure:
smart event detection
Most of the data protection tools may not provide built-in event detection feature for the users. As a result, such systems cannot detect future threats with the same efficiency and regularity that a SIEM system is. SIEM tools correlate and evaluate the information stored in their logs to provide a glimpse of cyber threats that would have been completely overlooked if certain incidents or combinations of events leading to a cyber attack were promptly recorded and addressed. is not done.
Today’s data threats and breach attacks are highly sophisticated and resilient. Therefore, organizations should proactively implement measures to deal with them or run the risk of running into problems if a competently orchestrated cyber attack is allowed to penetrate their data networks and affect their equipment and storage facilities. Is given.
And finally, if a threat is too great and even a SIEM system cannot stop it, a data protection tool can at least reduce the damage caused by it.
Vigilant Compliance Reporting
The SIEM system makes it easier for organizations to comply with data privacy regulations by simplifying the process of reporting compliance from time to time. SIEM tools provide centralized data logging provision to make the process more streamlined. SIEM systems negate the need for network administrators to manually fetch data from each host in an IT environment. Without a SIEM system, they would have to painstakingly assemble a single report from such data. Receiving data from different hosts takes time as each host may have different log-in protocols. Ultimately, process correlation becomes challenging if a SIM system does not collect and match data.
As we have seen, SIEM provides the next level of data security with optimum compliance reporting. Organizations around the world must implement these systems to reduce the chances of cyberattacks being on the wrong end.
Sonit Jain – CEO, GajshieldInfotech
An experienced and successful entrepreneur, Mr. Sonit Jain started Gajshield in 2002 and is responsible for establishing Gajshield as a leading and continuously growing company, offering modular integrated security solutions. His passion for making cyber security accessible and interesting has driven him forward. To become a leading expert in the cyber security field. Under his leadership, Gajshield has accelerated growth with a wealth of awards and certifications, with a worldwide network of 10,000+ locations, establishing the distinction of being the only Indian brand operating in the Indian firewall space since 2002.
With over 26 years of industry experience, Mr. Sonit Jain is working in the field of Information Technology since 1993. His previous tenures include Netcore Solutions and Indiaworld. An influential “cyber guru”, he introduces progressive innovations to protect organizations from cyber threats by developing a contextual intelligence engine, a cyber security solution that brings greater visibility of network usage; The key to network security. His understanding of the cyber security field has helped in developing solutions to safeguards against cyber threats. He also led the technical team that built Indiaworld, India’s first web portal, which was sold for $115 million to SIFY, which was also the first Indian site to implement CyberCash based billing, in 1995.
Apart from this, he is also involved in several projects, including the prestigious IIT-Mumbai smart card project. Sonit is also working strongly to improve the quality of education in India, thereby moving it from rote system to concept based education. There is also an interest in glamorizing science and technology, so that children can become their role models of the community.
Sonit has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Gazshield and his passion for new technologies inspires him to step into opportunities to do something that will make a difference to the company. Among his various other interests, he is an avid sports enthusiast and loves to indulge in football and is also a sightseeer who believes that travel is the best meditation to adapt!