It’s no longer a matter of IF, but WHEN you will be attacked; companies similar to yours are experiencing breaches daily. Regardless of the size of your business, we are all a potential target for a hacker.

Enter the SIEM. You’ve selected the technology, implemented it, and are now collecting all the data on all security events that happen within your infrastructure.

(Still unsure about SIEM and whether it’s right for you? read our FAQs here)

False Alarm!

Along with volumes of data come alerts, which in improperly tuned environments are often false alarms. 

SIEMs ingest the logs and events from all the devices in your network. Just imagine the amount of data that is produced by all of your connected devices.

Security analysts must know what to look for in all this data. Utilizing a SIEM makes it easier to correlate the data, but understanding what type of alerts and suspicious activities to look for is a specialized craft.

Many time, companies already have a SIEM in place but find it difficult to get useful, actionable data out of it. If you don’t have the time or resources available to fine tune the SIEM for you, it may seem like a huge waste of time and money.

How to Fine Tune a SIEM

When you work with Cybriant, our security engineers will tune the environment to squelch the noise created by false alarms, then on an ongoing basis, our analysts will determine which alarms are critical alerts.

Our team will look at any suspicious activity and determine which level of alert this activity falls under. When we identify a critical alert, we will open a ticket and follow a pre-defined escalation path informing the appropriate people in your organization with the information they need to take effective action.

It’s very important to understand how an MSSP handles the alarms on your system. Many companies simply forward an alarm, no matter the level of criticality and then expect you to respond as you deem fit. This is the opposite of fine-tuning and will only result in your frustration. Let us show you the right way.

What differentiates Cybriant is that our security experts will only engage your resources on alarms determined to be critical alerts while also providing detailed instruction on the actions required to remediate the event

Our team is committed to helping companies like yours improve their security posture with our managed security service, Managed SIEM with 24/7 Security Monitoring. From SIEM deployment to log management to incident response to filling a skills gap on your security team, Cybriant has you covered.

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