On Tuesday 22nd September at 10:30 BST, Paul Holland, Principal Research Analyst, ISF, will be a panel speaker at the Infosecurity Magazine Online Summit SIEM virtual panel session.

SIEM Success: A Big Piece of the Security Puzzle

Security information and event management (SIEM) defines the combination of security information management and security event management, with a purpose to provide real-time analysis of security alerts generated by applications and network hardware. This is intended to enable an organization to aggregate and analyze data to gain a picture of what is transpiring on its network.

However, modern organizations are complex and diverse – and so are the risks they face. So how does a company implement and maintain an effective SIEM strategy that works for (and alongside) the wider business? Furthermore, just how big a piece of the current security puzzle is SIEM?

This panel will discuss

  • What are the key challenges of effective SIEM in organizations?
  • What are the key elements of implementing and maintaining effective SIEM?
  • How might SIEM approaches evolve in the coming years?
  • Do enough organizations effectively utilise SIEM?
  • What are the risks of failing to implement effective SIEM?
  • How can security leaders get organizational support and buy-in for their SIEM strategies?
  • Where and how have SIEM strategies gone wrong in the past?
  • What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on SIEM processes?

Paul Holland is a Principal Research Analyst with the Information Security Forum (ISF), the leading authority on cyber, information security and risk management. His work involves investigating, clarifying and sharing best practice with ISF member organisations.

His research has covered topics as varied as security operation centres (Socs), cloud security and human-centred security. He is currently running an ISF research project on securing open source software.

Paul has spent over 20 years in operational IT, 10 of those in information and cybersecurity. Prior to joining the ISF, he worked in a variety of industries (including manufacturing, finance, media, public sector, consultancy and retail) and holds a current CISSP.