Turning Down the Noise: Adding Context to the SIEM With Modern Data Security

Turning Down the Noise: Adding Context to the SIEM With Modern Data Security

Let’s say I tell you that my daughter crawled today. However, you don’t know if my daughter is an infant or 30 years old. If you ask, and I tell you my daughter is an infant, you still don’t know if she’s already been crawling or today marks the first time. If this is the first time, that’s a notable event. If this does not mark the first time, you may wonder why I told you about a mundane, typical day. That’s what it’s like trying to manage security operations without the right context in your SIEM system.


What Can Data Security Tools Offer? 


Trying to understand all that context without enough information isn’t the way to do effective work. You don’t want a team too tired and overwhelmed to do their jobs. In fact, 83% of cybersecurity experts report suffering from alert fatigue. IBM, as an example, monitors 150 billion events per day for clients worldwide to develop its Threat Intelligence Index. And, more than half of organizations report having to handle 1,000 security events per day, a task many are not equipped to manage. 


Many organizations have moved to hybrid cloud architecture. Their data sprawls across a vast array of on-premises and cloud sources. In this case, legacy data security solutions often are the primary culprits in cluttering an otherwise efficient SIEM system. Those tools share each and every log with ..