Gartner Research

Security Information and Event Management Architecture and Operational Processes

Published: 02 February 2016

ID: G00292753

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin , Augusto Barros


Using security information and event management requires more than just buying the right technology. Security architects must understand how to properly design and operate SIEM; this is critical to avoiding the costly mistake of an ineffective or failed deployment.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Understanding SIEM Technology
    • SIEM as Center for Security Monitoring
  • Plan
    • Forming a SIEM Team
    • SIEM Personnel and Roles
    • Scope and Objectives
    • SIEM Planning Roadmap
    • Estimating Ongoing Resource Requirements and Costs
  • Deploy
    • Logging Policy
    • Common Log Source Integration Sequence
    • Deployment Architecture
  • Operate
    • Practices and Processes
  • Evolve
    • SIEM Project Troubleshooting: Types of "Stuck" SIEM Projects
    • Adapt to Business and IT Changes
    • SIEM Program Health Maintenance
    • SIEM Operational Maturity
  • Expand
    • Expanding SIEM Architecture
    • Common Expansion Areas

Risks and Pitfalls

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

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