Gartner Research

Using SIEM for Targeted Attack Detection

Published: 12 March 2014

ID: G00260253

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , Oliver Rochford


Strategic planners and security managers can improve their targeted attack discovery capabilities using security information and event management, but this requires "lean forward" technologies and processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Monitor Privileged Users and User Activity
  • Monitor Changes to Identity and Access Policies
  • Include Identity/Role Context in User Activity Monitoring Reports
  • Classify Assets for Activity Report Organization and Distribution
  • Change Management Reports to Identify Resource Access Exceptions
  • Understand the Strategies of Advanced Security Technologies
    • Application Activity Monitoring
    • Behavior Analysis and Threat Intelligence for SIEM
    • Advanced Threat Protection

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