Gartner Research

How to Build Security Use Cases for Your SIEM

Published: 19 July 2019

ID: G00382579

Analyst(s): Gorka Sadowski


Security and risk management leaders building SIEM security use cases should use a simple methodology around insight, data and analytics. SIEM security use cases can be coarse or fine-grained and mean different things to different audiences, leading to subpar security posture unless properly framed.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Frame the Use Case as an Insight
    • The Use Case Triangle
    • Guiding Principles
    • Get the Right Data for the Required Insight
    • Apply the Right Analytics for the Required Insight
  • Organize Your Use Cases
    • Organization Structure
    • Naming Convention
  • Prioritize Use Cases
  • Engage in a Use-Case Life Cycle
  • Conclusion

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