5 Ways to Future-Proof Your SIEM

Security tech is evolving, but so is the threat landscape. On top of a dramatic increase in data usage and the complexity of IT environments, cybercriminals are getting more creative with their tactics. Organizations need a future-proof security solution with analytics that can evolve with the threat landscape and can scale as data requirements grow.

The term future-proofing is defined as, “The process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimizing the effects of shocks and stresses of future events.” In short, future-proofing your security is all about innovation.

Organizations need a cybersecurity strategy that is dynamic, predictive and offers the elasticity needed to withstand changes to the threat landscape and IT environments. In that spirit, we’ve created an e-book that breaks down the 5 must-have elements of a future-proof SIEM to help you achieve resiliency in today’s complex and evolving security landscape.

Factor #1. Go Cloud-Native

Choosing a SIEM that was born in the cloud, versus built-on, is one of the most important criteria of an innovative SIEM. As data requirements continue to evolve, cloud SIEMs offer the following benefits:

  • Elasticity: The ability to adapt to workload changes by provisioning and de-provisioning resources as needed.
  • Scalability: The ability to increase or decrease performance and cost in response to changes in application and system processing demands.
  • Reliability: The ability to maintain steady detection and response times, even during periods of increased demand.

Factor #2. Focus on Analytics Capabilities

UEBA is a great tool for storytelling. It helps weave a series of seemingly unrelated events into a complete picture of risk using threat models and machine-learning algorithms. Many vendors claim to have ‘advanced analytics’, but not all UEBA tools are created equal. Advanced analytics help reduce alert fatigue, allowing your analysts to accomplish more with fewer resources. As the shortage of security personnel continues to plague organizations, innovations in advanced analytics will be key.

Factor #3. Flexible Deployment

Data security in cloud environments is always an important factor when organizations are assessing a SaaS SIEM. The optimized operation and maintenance costs make cloud SIEMs enticing, but many organizations have concerns about putting their data in the hands of the solution provider.

A modern SIEM will let you “bring your own cloud” to keep your data in your own cloud storage and maintain complete control and access. This enables organizations under heavy regulatory constraints to realize the benefits of a Next-Gen SIEM while maintaining control of their sensitive data. Flexibility is and will continue to be important for future-proofing your security.

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