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Is SIEM Dead – Or Is SIEM Transforming?

Is SIEM dead?

Or is SIEM transforming?

For those not familiar with it, SIEM is a combination of security event management (SEM) and security information management (SIM).

SEM.  The SEM part of SIEM is focused on quasi real-time monitoring and correlation of security-relevant events and alerting and notification necessary to warn human operators - typically a trained security analyst - to pay attention and take action.

SIM.  The SIM part of SIEM is focused on storage and post-event analysis of SEM related data and reporting - often lumped together with security forensics - about the data aggregated through a SEM system.

The now commonplace rapid-fire media coverage of cyber-attacks, one after another, raises the question: is SIEM up to the job or not?

Is SIEM dead?

It's defenders - and certainly its makers - say that SIEM is an essential component (some go further and say it is a foundation) for cyber-defense.

Its proponents correctly point out that SIEM reduces the time to discovery of cyber-events.

Is SIEM essential, or not?

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