What is SIEM Course

In this course we will introduce what SIEM is, the problems it is designed to help address, and various vendors in the SIEM space. We will also begin setting up our SIEM environment.

1 hour, 13 minutes

Course description

In this course we will cover what SIEM is, how it works in comparison to other security products. Next we will learn what organizational challenges SIEM was created to fix.


Welcome to SIEM Architecture and Process

Video - 00:07:00

Installing SIEM

Video - 00:06:00

In this video we install VirtualBox, and setup our Graylog appliance that we will use for our project.
Questions and Answers

Video - 00:22:00

A question and answer section built to test your knowledge.
SIEM Technologies

Video - 00:12:00

In this video we review various SIEM vendors and the similarities that each technology offers.
The Adoption of SIEM

Video - 00:08:00

In this video we introduce the challenges faced in organizations that drove SIEM to being a must-have technology.
Introduction to SIEM

Video - 00:17:00

In this video we introduce what SIEM is, the NIST framework, and SIEM's role compared to other security products

Meet the author

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been working in IT for 14 years. He spent the first four years bouncing between help desk, systems administration and network administration for small businesses where he played around with every piece of technology he could get his hands on before landing on supporting SIEM. He was intrigued by data analytics and the automation potential SIEM brought to organizations.

Armed with natural curiosity, a wide scope of technological understanding and a childhood full of scripting, he found himself in a rewarding career where he could continue to learn, develop and automate. So far he's helped ingest and analyze data from over 500,000 endpoints worldwide and trained two teams of analysts and engineers to perform security operations.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys video games, practicing jiu-jitsu and teaching himself new skills in IT. His latest interest has been in developing automation servers with Django, and he is successfully managing the health and status of a 60-node SIEM cluster designed to handle data from 60,000 data sources.

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