Why integrating SIEM tools is crucial to managing threats

Maintaining cybersecurity for organizations has never been more complex; now that remote and hybrid work has become the norm, access to a company’s network is no longer limited to those within the physical building but extends to people connecting through insecure home networks and personal devices. These vulnerabilities can be identified by hackers and malware but often slip by undetected by common cybersecurity measures until it is too late.

SIEM tools

In many instances though, the integration of a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools with your existing cybersecurity software can help identify and mitigate malicious cyberattacks before they become catastrophic. Business leaders and managers who have integrated SIEMs to detect, analyze and respond to organizational threats – both external and internal – are already one step ahead.

SIEM tools, when integrated with other layers of security, can help flag anomalous behavior and potential issues in real time. This automated “extra set of eyes” uses machine learning to monitor data points and workflows across the organization, even as hacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) continue to evolve.

SIEMs can help any IT team, especially those in small- to medium-sized businesses with fewer staff, to avoid costly security breaches that sap time and productivity and can become a serious threat to the business. Because SIEMs are often scalable, the software can become a tremendous asset to security operations large and small.

In addition to the new remote workplace, several other factors and recent developments further complicate the daily monitoring of business networks. In most cases, installing SIEM software is the easiest way to manage this influx.

Take, for example, the IoT. The expanding world of connected devices that make up the IoT means potential points of entry to networks have increased exponentially. With the shift to remote work, the threat is amplified. The personal or family laptop, gaming device, tablet or even connected appliance that share the Wi-Fi network with a remote worker create security vulnerabilities that hackers and malware can target and exploit. An SIEM could immediately…