Gartner Research

Security Information and Event Management Architecture and Operational Processes

Published: 04 January 2013

ID: G00238132

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin

Summary

Using security information and event management (SIEM) requires much more than just buying technology. Understanding how to properly design and run SIEM is critical to avoiding the costly mistake of an ineffective or failed deployment.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
  • Plan
    • Forming an SIEM Team
    • Scope and Objectives
    • SIEM Planning Road Map
    • Estimating Ongoing Resource Requirements and Costs
  • Deploy
    • Logging Policy
    • Common Log Source Integration Sequence
    • Deployment Architecture
    • Context Data Integration Architecture
  • Operate
    • Practices and Processes
    • Example Workflow
    • Personnel and Roles
  • Evolve
    • Adapt to Business and IT Changes
    • SIEM Program Health Maintenance
    • SIEM Operational Maturity
  • Expand
    • Common Expansion Areas
    • Expanding SIEM Architecture

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Planning Stage Pitfalls
  • Deployment Stage Pitfalls
  • Operational Stage Pitfalls
  • Expansion Stage Pitfalls

Recommended Reading

Notes

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