The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) recently published an advisory outlining tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used against multiple Australian businesses in a recent campaign by a state-based actor. The campaign — dubbed ‘copy-paste compromises’ because of its heavy use of open source proof of concept exploits — was first reported on the 18th of June 2020, receiving national attention in Australia.
SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) is a kind of software whose purpose is to provide organizations and corporations with useful information. “About what?” you may wonder. Well, about potential security threats related to your business networks. SIEM does this through data collation and by prioritizing all kinds of dangers or threats. In general, we already answered the question “what is SIEM?”, but how does it do it?
Our digital surface is expanding rapidly and threats are becoming more sophisticated day by day. This is putting enormous strain on security teams, which have already been stretched to the limits. Nonetheless, organizations are skeptical of relieving this cybersecurity strain with AI and automation. Why does this situation persist when it’s simply against the logic?
First of all, log management tools and Security Information and Event Management (SIEMs) tools are more complementary than competitive. Yes, they broadly overlap in that they both process event data, however, they are designed and utilized to meet different use cases. And there are those who want the flexibility to design their own SIEM using a modern log management tool.
Security departments have always been the most active users of log data. As log management modernizes with index-free logging solutions, real-time access to data and deeper historical searches become possible, changing the best practices. Stay up to date by following these 12 Tips for Security Log Management.