The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

  • Subscribe

  • Xavier’s tweets

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

  • Goodreads

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,186 other followers

  • Blog Stats

    • 52,778 hits

Security Management: A Chicken & Egg Problem

Posted by Xavier Ashe on September 8, 2008

Today’s security information and event management products and practices, as well as log aggregation and analysis technology, are still largely the same as they were in 2006. Oh, the players have changed — the big vendors now dominate the SIEM market — but there hasn’t been a revolution in the automation of security management technology or practices that even comes close to matching the revolutions we see in attack vectors almost every week.

It may sound like I’m dinging the SIEM technology vendors for a lack of recent innovation, but I’m not. The problem here really isn’t the vendors, but enterprise security managers. Vendors are only as good as the market demands, and so far, most security pros are still too busy fighting fires to really put much thought, time, or money into the management problem.

Interesting article on Dark Reading.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: