Gartner Research

How to Develop and Maintain Security Monitoring Use Cases

Published: 12 February 2016

ID: G00292755

Analyst(s): Augusto Barros , Anton Chuvakin


Use cases are in the core of security monitoring activities. A structured process to identify, prioritize, implement and maintain use cases allows organizations to align monitoring efforts to security strategy, choose the best solutions and maximize the value obtained from security monitoring tools.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
  • Identify Use-Case Candidates
    • Popular Starter Use Cases
  • Prioritize Use-Case Candidates
  • Use-Case Process
    • Implement Use Case
    • Review Use-Case Results
    • Optimize Use Case
    • Remove Use Case
  • Measure Process Performance

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Related Guidance

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