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Three Reasons Why CCPA Compliance May Require SIEM

CCPA, the recent legal privacy innovation in the US, has introduced a lot of requirements for online businesses. We have previously covered the principle of accountability in both CCPA and GDPR, and how an audit log of all data-related activities as well as handling user rights’ requests is important for CCPA compliance. But we sometimes get the question “Is your SIEM going to help us with CCPA compliance?” or even “Is SIEM required for CCPA compliance?”.

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SIEM and XDR: The Same Thing Under The Hood

XDR (Extended Detection and Response) is a new trend by large security vendors, and too often people find themselves asking “okay, what’s the difference with SIEM?”. According to Gartner, the main difference is that it is natively integrated with products, typically from the same vendor, which helps in providing better detection and response capabilities. But let’s take a look into what this means in practice.

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Failed SIEM Projects And How To Avoid Them

You purchase a license (through an RFP process or not), the integrator comes, gathers information about your environment, two weeks later they come to set up the configuration and then you start seeing beautifully ingested logs from all across your environment, allowing you to define meaningful correlation rules. Well, of course, that’s nonsense. It’s never as smooth and straightforward, no matter what the vendor claimed in their datasheet or proposal.

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SIEM for Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is attracting a lot of companies, large and small, with its stability and many built-in services. But aggregated security monitoring has to be done via an external service. However, log aggregation for security purposes is a mandatory requirement of many standards and regulations. Those include GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, PSD2, PCI-DSS, ISO 27001 and many more.

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The SolarWinds Hack: What Went Wrong With Missing Alarms and How To Fix It

A few days ago, on February 23, the US Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing with executives from SolarWinds, FireEye, CrowdStrike and Microsoft about the SolarWinds hack. It’s worth listening in full, but we want to focus on one particular aspect described by the participants – the malware shutting down endpoint monitoring agents.

SIEM for SMEs: Five Myths Debunked

Many people, when reviewing their security strategy, ask the question "is SIEM suitable for my organization?" And for a long time, the answer was "no unless you are a large multinational". The price, the complexity and the hard-to-get value made SIEM a category suitable only for the big corporations with large security teams and budgets. While these used to be correct, that's no longer the case. And the problems that SIEM solves, related to reducing cyber risk, preventing insider threats, covering compliance requirements- are all problems that SME/mid-market organizations have as well.
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LogSentinel partners with DataAssure to expand its presence in Greater China and Taiwan

15th February 2021 Naarden, The Netherlands – LogSentinel, the innovative next-generation SIEM provider, and DataAssure, a successful value-added provider and integrator of data assurance, data protection, cybersecurity solutions, have announced their partnership to help organizations in Greater China and Taiwan to prevent data breaches and achieve the security posture they need to stay protected in the current challenging work-from-home environment.

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The Importance Of Security Logs For GDPR Compliance

GDPR enforcement (and therefore fines) has been on the rise recently. And after the initial “compliance on paper” that many consultants offered, it’s time to address the cybersecurity aspects underlying GDPR. We have previously addressed the logging requirements of GDPR and now we are going to review the “why” in addition to the “what”.