READ TIME: 14 min
WHO IT’S FOR: This whitepaper is written for smaller organizations seeking to progress beyond antivirus and firewall technologies and strengthen their security posture without wasting money on outdated solutions. It’s also intended to assist mid-sized businesses, no longer seeing value from their security information and event management (SIEM) system, pivot in a way that helps both their processes and their budgets. Both technical and non-technical readers should find value in this as we look at how SIEM struggles to live up to vendors’ promises, while also contributing significantly to alert fatigue.
WHAT’S IN IT: This piece argues that SIEM systems are increasingly obsolete, despite remaining a standard platform for many Security Operations Centers (SOCs) today. While SIEM can provide a useful centralization of security information, in many ways these technologies now hamper cybersecurity efforts more than they help. In short, SIEMs are expensive and unwieldy. The paper details how the tech can lead to ballooning costs, and why SIEM platforms frequently leave security teams paralyzed in crisis situations.
HOW IT HELPS: It’s no secret that alert fatigue is a serious problem, and getting worse as false positives and low-value, uncontextualized alerts contribute to rampant staff burnout. Our white paper makes the case that SIEM platforms are past their sell-by date, and are no longer a practical security solution for the modern small to medium-size enterprise. There are more effective and less complicated tools — like MDR — to accomplish the same goals, allowing organizations to meet their log collection, detection, investigation, and response needs while saving money — and the sanity of their beleaguered IT staff.