Intellitactics Hosts Webcast on Governance, Risk and Compliance; SIEM Provides Active, Continuous, Self-adjusting Link Between Policy and Behavior

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Derek Brink of Aberdeen Group tells how top performing companies leverage SIEM solutions to achieve best-in-class results in security governance, risk management and compliance.

Intellitactics announced it is hosting a free, on-demand webcast entitled "The Role of Security Information and Event Management in Security Governance, Risk Management and Compliance." Sunil Bhargava, Intellitactics Chief Technology Officer, talks with Derek Brink, Vice President and Research Fellow of IT Security with the Aberdeen Group, about the Best-in-Class view of security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC); the expression of business objectives as policies; and the role security information and event management (SIEM) plays in providing the link between policy and behavior. The webcast is one in a series of "First Person" podcasts and webcasts that explore topics related to security management and feature experts in the areas of management, compliance, and security technology.

Brink provides a focused look at principal findings derived from primary research, including key performance indicators and best-in-class insights. In this webcast, Brink examines the leading environmental pressures driving investments in security governance, risk, and compliance; the strategic business reasons behind such investments; and improvements in business, process management, and technical capabilities that organizations are reaping from properly funded security initiatives. Further, Brink discusses the benefits of SIEM solutions and how current users of SIEM solutions are achieving superior results in security GRC.

The webcast is available on-demand at The Role of SIEM in GRC. Attendees will also receive the Aberdeen Research Brief that reveals how current users of SIEM solutions exhibit superior capabilities in security governance, risk management, and compliance.

"Organizations of all sizes are compelled to demonstrate compliance with industry and government regulations, industry standards and best practices, or internal policies related to information security," explains Brink. "These policies, as the explicit expression of an organization's business objectives and their view of the optimal balance between protection, compliance, and profit, provide the foundation for the most effective security governance, risk management, and compliance programs. Although their capabilities are still developing, there is clear evidence that companies with top performance are taking proactive steps to ensure that investments in security and compliance controls directly support the strategic objectives for the business."

"By effectively allocating IT resources based on business objectives and acceptable levels of risk, organizations improve security, sustain compliance, improve leverage from existing IT resources, make faster decisions, and optimize business processes," explains Bhargava. "Many organizations are leveraging SIEM solutions to track, analyze, and manage how the requirements expressed by their policies are being satisfied. Then they utilize SIEM results to drive appropriate actions and behavior by the relevant stakeholders. Users of SIEM solutions are achieving superior results in security GRC as SIEM provides an active, continuous, self-adjusting link between policy and behavior."

About First Person Podcasts and Webcasts:
Featuring experts in the areas of management, compliance, and security technology, First Person podcasts and webcasts explore topics related to enterprise security management and provide education and information sharing opportunities for all security professionals. First Person podcasts and webcasts can be found at the Intellitactics Research Center. Podcast titles include "Containing Costs of Incident Investigations," "Managing Risk by Monitoring Controls," "Information Security Key to Achieving Agency Mission Goals," "Convergence of IT Operations and Security Management," "Security Spending on the Rise," "Fraud Hits Where it Hurts Most," "High Priority Management of Risk," and "Information Security in Healthcare."

About Intellitactics, Inc.:
Headquartered in Reston, VA, Intellitactics provides a suite of complementary security incident and event management products for organizations of all sizes. Well-known as the provider of Intellitactics Security Manager, the optimal enterprise security management solution, to the largest organizations in the world, Intellitactics has expanded its product leadership with a line of security management appliances, Intellitactics SAFE. The combination of the appliances and software products underscores Intellitactics product leadership in providing solutions for log management, compliance, threat management and incident response to every organization regardless of size or purchasing power. By combining any of the products of the suite, global organizations can effectively distribute SIEM capabilities outside headquarters. Complementary to Security Manager is Intellitactics™ SAM, which features security assurance metrics™ on a configurable dashboard. Intellitactics was awarded Common Criteria Certification in December 2004, making it the first software provider to earn this certification as a security information and event management solution. Founded in 1996, Intellitactics is backed by JMI Equity Fund LP and Lazard Technology Partners and is ranked by well-known industry analysts as a market leader known for product development, delivery and thought leadership. Visit us at


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