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Question: Is there any pressure to move SIEM to all workstations? Is it cost-prohibitive?

Yes - both from a regulatory perspective and from a good security perspective. Good security is not just preventative and responsive controls; being able to detect when something bad is happening on your network is perhaps the most important area of control today. Determining indicators of compromise (IoCs) on your network, then logging and monitoring those IoCs is how you detect bad things occurring on your network. A SIEM is the best and easiest way to accomplish that goal.

Not all SIEMs are arm-and-a-leg expensive; in fact, there are some solid open-source tools that anyone can research and deploy. There are drawbacks, of course, but those open-source tools are a good start. 


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As an experienced cybersecurity executive and educator, Jon Waldman has worked for over 15 years to help hundreds of organizations be able to identify and understand cybersecurity risks, allowing them to make better and more informed business decisions. Jon is the Chief People Officer for SBS CyberSecurity, as well as the President of the SBS Institute. 



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Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Categories: Blog, #askSBS