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The True Cost of Running a SIEM

By Guest Blogger, David Humphrey In this day and age of; “plug-and-play”, the need for instant online gratification, and appliances that encapsulate all of the functionality you need in one convenient shiny wrapper, the idea of installing a SIEM into the corporate environment is not met with that much trepidation.  After all, how bad can it be?  Everything is made to work with everything else out there, and implementing a SIEM should not be that much of a challenge.   The perception that much of our IT management have is that implementing new IT functionality will…

5 Reasons Why Your SIEM May Fail You

Tired of trying to fix your SIEM all by yourself?  Hire the experts. Let’s face it, audits are not fun.  The piles of paperwork, the tedious detail and the crazy questions that seem to come out of left field around reasonable controls just add insult to injury. If you think about it, passing an audit is as much about process as it is about making sure your house is in order. Anyone that has tried to buy or sell a home knows the stress and uncertainty that comes from a home inspection.  Maybe you see…

Stop The Madness!

This March watch the games while we watch your SIEM. March Madness, that one time of year when casual college basketball fans pretend to become expert bracketologists.  Where else can you find the sleep deprived and bleary-eyed fumbling about for coffee and any other stimulant to justify staying up until 2AM to watch the end of a basketball game?  The answer?  In information security.  Case in point; last Sunday, while Oregon and St. Josephs were playing, one of our client’s HP ArcSight ESM environments had a significant issue.  At 11:45PM EDT, their ESM…

PRESS RELEASE: ThetaPoint Launches New HP ArcSight Managed Service

Eliminates the complexity of maintaining and managing ArcSight ALBUQUERQUE, NM. -  ThetaPoint, Inc. has introduced their ArcSight Operations and Maintenance Service to help organizations maximize their return on investment from their SIEM platform. ThetaPoint, already recognized as a leading SIEM consulting firm for Fortune 500 companies and large government agencies, is now bringing this expertise to clients as a managed service.  The service provides 7x24 monitoring and proactive maintenance of their ArcSight environment at a fraction of the cost of internal resources.  In addition, an Annual Architecture and Operational Review is performed to insure optimal performance, reliability, and…