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Security incident and event management (SIEM) is the process of identifying, monitoring, recording and analyzing security events or incidents within a real-time IT environment. It provides a comprehensive and centralized view of the security scenario of an IT infrastructure.
Security incident and event management is also known as security information event management.
SIEM is implemented via software, systems, appliances, or some combination of these items. There are, generally speaking, six main attributes of an SIEM system: