SIEM: What Is It?

SIEM: What Is It?

 By Charles Joseph | Cybersecurity Advocate
 Last update: November 25, 2023

SIEM stands for security information and event management. It’s a type of security software that collects and analyzes data from various sources to provide visibility into the state of an organization’s IT environment and help identify potential security threats.

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Key Points

  • A SIEM can be used to monitor both internal and external activity on an organization’s network, providing visibility into potential threats.
  • A SIEM can help organizations to automate the response to certain types of threats, reducing the time it takes to resolve an incident.
  • While a SIEM can be a valuable tool for improving cybersecurity, it is important to note that it is not a silver bullet solution and should be used with other security measures.

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"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people."
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