Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Implementation

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November 5, 2010


Electronic book text, 496 pages

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0071701087 / 9780071701082

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Implement a robust SIEM system

Effectively manage the security information and events produced by your network with help from this authoritative guide. Written by IT security experts, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Implementation shows you how to deploy SIEM technologies to monitor, identify, document, and respond to security threats and reduce false-positive alerts. The book explains how to implement SIEM products from different vendors, and discusses the strengths, weaknesses, and advanced tuning of these systems. You'll also learn how to use SIEM capabilities for business intelligence. Real-world case studies are included in this comprehensive resource.

  • Assess your organization's business models, threat models, and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Determine the necessary SIEM components for small- and medium-size businesses
  • Understand SIEM anatomy--source device, log collection, parsing/normalization of logs, rule engine, log storage, and event monitoring
  • Develop an effective incident response program
  • Use the inherent capabilities of your SIEM system for business intelligence
  • Develop filters and correlated event rules to reduce false-positive alerts
  • Implement AlienVault's Open Source Security Information Management (OSSIM)
  • Deploy the Cisco Monitoring Analysis and Response System (MARS)
  • Configure and use the Q1 Labs QRadar SIEM system
  • Implement ArcSight Enterprise Security Management (ESM) v4.5
  • Develop your SIEM security analyst skills

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction to Threat Intelligence For IT Systems; Chapter 1. Business Models; Chapter 2. Threat Models; Chapter 3. Compliance; Part II: IT Threat Intelligence Using SIEM Systems; Chapter 4. SIEM Concepts - Components for small and medium size businesses; Chapter 5. The Anatomy of SIEM Systems; Chapter 6. Incident Response; Chapter 7. SIEM for Business Intelligence; Part III: SIEM Tools; Chapter 8. Open Systems SIEM Implementation; Chapter 9. Open Systems SIEM Advanced Techniques; Chapter 10. Cisco Security-MARS Implementation; Chapter 11. Cisco Security-MARS Advanced Techniques; Chapter 12. Q1 Labs QRadar Implementation; Chapter 13. Q1 Labs Advanced Techniques; Chapter 14. ArcSight Implementation; Chapter 15. ArcSight Advanced Techniques; Appendix A. SIEM Smart book

Author comments

David R. Miller, SME, MCT, MCITPro Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator, MCSE Windows NT 4.0, 2000, and Server 2003:Security, CISSP, LPT, ECSA, CEH, CWNA, CCNA, CNE, Security+, A+, N+, is an expert author, lecturer, and IT security consultant specializing in information systems security, compliance, and network engineering.
Zachary Payton, CCNP, Linux+, CEH, is president and CEO of Executive Instruments, Inc., an information security company. He regularly lectures on IT security.
Allen Harper, CISSP, is founder and president of N2NetSecurity, Inc., a consulting company specializing in advanced security and vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, SIEM implementation, and compliance. He served as a security engineer in the U.S. Department of Defense, and is a coauthor of Gray Hat Hacking.
Chris Blask, vice president of Business Development at N2NetSecurity, Inc., is on the faculty at the Institute for Applied Network Security. He co-founded Protego Networks--now the Cisco MARS SIM appliances.
Stephen VanDyke, CISSP, BCCPA, BCCPP, MCSA, Security+, Network+, was a founding member of the U.S. Army Reserve global network Computer Emergency Response Team and helped design and deploy its NetForensics SIEM. He implemented high end, multi-tiered security systems for the Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNFI) network.
Gabriel Mino, GIAC GCIA, GCIH, GREM, SSP-DRAP, SSP-MPA, Linux+, Security+, is an on-sight ArcSight instructor and enterprise SIEM architect and has performed countless security assessments and post intrusion analyses for numerous Fortune 500 clients.

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