Maximizing Threat Detection: The Power of Security Event Management (SEM) Platforms

Maximizing Threat Detection: The Power of Security Event Management (SEM) Platforms

Hi All, I’ll be talking about my involvement in the technical aspects of a project as a Business Analyst. This post will follow my introduction into Security and just a bit of knowledge sharing on that particular area.

See below for some insights into Security Monitoring and tools that can be used to detect Threats, vulnerabilities and keep our projects in check from outside risk factors.

What is Security monitoring?

Security monitoring, sometimes referred to as "security information monitoring (SIM)" or "security event monitoring (SEM)," involves collecting and analyzing information to detect suspicious behavior or unauthorized system changes on your network

Why do we need Security Monitoring?

Cybersecurity monitoring helps detect and stop cyber threats early, maintaining customer trust. It also ensures businesses meet legal standards, which can prevent costly penalties.

Threat Detection

If there are threats that need to be addressed, security monitoring procedures will allow us to detect these threats and make an action plan to remediate these threats. Can also setup alerts for threat detection.

It Helps You Comply with Regulations

IT experts ensure that the system and network activity is continuously monitored in real-time to be aware of possible cyber-hackers and cyber threats therefore helping organizations comply with regulatory requirements.

Exposure of Bugs

Security monitoring has identified vulnerabilities or security bugs that were previously unknown. This can take several forms, including the triggering of monitoring rules, which when reviewed and troubleshooting has been done reveal there are bugs that need to be addressed that are showing as for the reason to be detected when monitoring.

Protect sensitive data

You can use a cloud security monitoring solution to perform regular audits and keep your data secure. When there is continuous monitoring the urgent action can be taken against any potential threats that target your sensitive data.

Popular tools used for monitoring

Security Command Center

Google Cloud offers the Security Command Center which performs constant monitoring of the projects.Key Features of the Security Command Center are below

  • Proactive Threat Detection
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Security Posture Management
Github Offered Monitoring capabilities

GitHub provides security features that organization owners and security managers can enable to keep their organization's code, dependencies, and secrets secure. Some key features include:

  • Code scanning to detect potential vulnerabilities and coding errors
  • Secret scanning to detect secrets like keys and tokens checked into
    private repos
  • Dependabot alerts to monitor and fix vulnerable dependencies
Cloud IDS

Google Cloud IDS (Intrusion Detection System) is a network threat detection service that provides visibility into traffic within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network. There are several benefits of using Cloud IDS

  • Enables compliance with regulations
  • Detects intrusions, malware, spyware, and command-and-control attacks on your network
  • Generates high-quality threat data for verification and correction

Snyk is a developer security platform offering tools like Snyk Code, Snyk Open Source, Snyk Container, and Snyk IaC for secure coding, vulnerability detection, container security, and Infrastructure as Code security.

  • Snyk has the ability to integrate with Github and enhance visibility, prioritize remediation efforts, and streamline security processes for organizations.
  • Also Snyk can Integrate with Jira helping analysts manage the security incidents that need to be escalated.

Other Monitoring tools include Splunk, Wireshark,IBM QRadar, ArcSight etc


To conclude, security monitoring is of utmost importance to an organization to detect and address threats thus maintaining customer trust, keeping up with compliance standards and avoid high risk security incidents.

There are many tools that we can use as SE, SI and SIEM tools that are available in the market. Using these tools will improve the processes for Devops, Devs and analysts and help them in keeping the security infrastructure up to date.

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