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Megan SHAW Jan 8, 2023 9:36:17 PM 5 min read

Role of In-house Expertise & Resources in SIEM Selection Process

Table of Content 

  • Introduction 
  • Role of In-house Expertise & Resources in SIEM Selection 
  • Conclusion 



Buying a SIEM solution is quite challenging, given the need to carefully evaluate the environment, organization’s IT Infrastructure and analyzing a SIEM solution that best fits the organization. When it comes to selecting a SIEM, it is a crucial decision as the solution should meet the organization's security requirements and also various industry standards and compliance requirements. So, here the role of an in-house security expert or an analyst plays a very important role. Moreover, having the right resources equally contributes to the selection process and also the successful implementation of a SIEM.

Having a team of in-house security experts and access to the necessary resources can help your organization achieve and maintain an optimum level of security operations in a SOC. Leveraging the expertise,  knowledge and experience of in-house experts, the organization will be in a better position to make an informed decision relating to the purchase and use of SIEM. Explaining in detail, let us today learn how having an in-house expert and necessary resources play a crucial role in selecting a SIEM and effectively meeting the organization’s needs. 

Role of In-house Expertise & Resources in SIEM Selection 

1. Valuable Insight (Feature Specific)
Buying the right SIEM solution is a very important and critical decision for an organization. One of the primary advantages of having in-house expertise is that they can provide valuable insights into an organization's security requirements and challenges. They will know exactly what features and technological capabilities are required in a SIEM, specific to their business needs. This can help the team in making an informed decision when it comes to buying a right SIEM solution as per the organization's security goals and business requirements.

2. Tailored Solution (Existing & Evolving Business Requirements)
Having an in-house expert can be of great help for an organization in terms of not just simply buying a SIEM solution but also tailoring the product to the organization’s specific requirement. The notion of “one size fits all” doesn't really work here and requires a tailored approach when buying a solution for the organization’s specific requirement. Moreover, customizing the solution to meet the future needs is also something that should be considered when buying a SIEM.

So, here having an in-house team of experts knowing the existing infrastructure and the future expansion goals of the organization can play a crucial role in buying and tailoring a solution as per the existing and evolving future business and security requirements. This can be particularly valuable for organizations with complex security environments or rapidly changing security requirements.

3. Prevents Common Mistakes in SIEM Selection & Implementation 
The process of buying a SIEM and its implementation process can be quite overwhelming given the number of factors to be considered during these two critical phases. Having onboard a knowledgeable and experienced team of in-house experts significantly helps make the right choice and also minimize the possibility of committing mistakes or taking the wrong decision. This would mean committing common mistakes while buying a SIEM in terms of evaluating the capabilities, and features of the solution, considering the long-term cost of ownership, consideration of on-going support and maintenance of the SIEM product and much more. 


When it comes to the critical decision making such as buying a SIEM solution, it is best to have an in-house expert onboard in this process. This is to ensure the purchase of a SIEM is aligned well, specifically with the requirements of the organization. Leveraging the expertise and resources available, an organization can significantly improve the selection and implementation process of a SIEM solution. This can further provide a strong foundation for an organization's overall cyber security strategy and measures to protect against the evolving threat landscape.

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Megan SHAW

Product advocate to current customers, I am old school with a varied set of experiences.