First, what is SIEM?  SIEM stands for security information and event management and it’s pronounced “sim”. It’s a system that collects log files, security alerts, and events into one place, so security teams can more easily analyze data. You can think of a SIEM as a log management system specialized for security.

Organizations can use SIEM tools to comply with regulations for PCI, GDPR, HIPAA, and SOX. SIEM helps companies:

·         Detect unauthorized network connections

·         Detect threats in real time

·         Monitors changes to credentials

·         Notifies security team of breaches

It does this by addressing the key processes of cybersecurity, and establishing an all-in-one solution to detect advanced threats. Some of its functions include automating log monitoring, correlating data, recognizing patterns, alerting, and providing data for compliance and forensics. With cyber-attacks becoming more numerous and sophisticated, SIEM tools provide a safety net that can catch threats left undetected by other solutions.

UEBA is another acronym for you to remember and is an extension of SIEM. UEBA stands for User and Entity Behavior Analytics. It’s an analytics layer that tracks normal and abnormal behavior for users and entities, like databases, servers, and devices. UEBA helps the analyst by highlighting anomalous activity that they should investigate.

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