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Course Description

In this online Introduction to SIEM Tools training course, you will learn about Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tools, how they are used, and their value within security operations centers (SOC) in a hands-on lab environment.

What is SIEM?

SIEM stands for Security Information Event Management, which is a method of security management that utilizes security information management (SIM) and security event management (SEM) functions to create one security management system. SEM functions carry out the analysis of event and log data in real-time. SIM functions are designed to retrieve and analyze log data and generate reports.

What Does an SIEM Tool Do?

The overall goal of an SIEM tool is to aggregate relevant data from various sources, discover abnormalities, and then take the appropriate action. As an example, if a potential deviation from the norm is detected, an SIEM will log additional data, create an alert, and direct other security controls to stop relevant activities.

How Can You Learn about SIEM Tools?

You can start your Security Information Event Management tools online training right here on Cybrary. The Introduction to SIEM Tools course is an easy way to start your training. The course provides you with basic knowledge about how SIEM tools work, why they are important, and some of the tools that are in use today.

What Does This Intro to SIEM Tools Training Cover?

Our online Introduction to SIEM Tools training course includes learning the basics of SIEM, how the tools associated with SIEM are used, and why they are beneficial in an SOC setting. The class also involves the use of lab environments to learn the ins and outs of some SIEM tools. This hands-on training will allow you to gain useful experience to take back to your team and organization. Lastly, you will be introduced to different vendor specific SIEM tools, and what it is like to be an SOC Analyst.

Our Introduction to SIEM Tools class is 57 minutes of clock time. Upon finishing the course, you will have earned 1 CEU/CPE and you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Why is SIEM Training Important?

Every tracker or user creates a virtual trail in the network log data. SIEM tools use this log data to generate insights into past events and attacks. The SIEM tool not only recognizes that cyberattacks have occurred, but it allows users to see how it happened, and why it happened also. Because of this, SIEM solutions have become a core security component of many companies and organizations.

As you embark on an IT career, or seek to advance on your existing career path, it’s important to have a fundamental understanding of SIEM tools – especially if your field is cybersecurity. SIEM knowledge is something that many employers will expect you to have when you apply for IT and cybersecurity positions.

What Are the Benefits of Using SIEM Tools?

SIEM software solutions are a powerful way to detect threats using real-time reporting and analytics of security logs and events over time. These tools are extremely useful when it comes to the security of organization, no matter the size of the company. Additional benefits of SIEM tools include:

  • Increased efficiency – Using SIEM tools allows IT and cybersecurity professionals to identify and respond to potential security threats and weaknesses faster.
  • Reduced impact of security breaches – Because IT staff is able to identify threats in the early stages, the threat may never even eventuate. However, even if it does, it will be identified quicker and dealt with before the organization suffers serious outcomes.
  • Reduced costs – reducing the impact of threats, or preventing them all together, will reduce the costs associated with security breaches.

Instructed By

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Gabrielle Hempel

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