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Security Pros Wrestle With Data Overload

First, the good news: IT administrators have a ton of data about information security. The bad news, of course, is that IT administrators have a ton of data about information security.

The proliferation of events and alerts from a wide variety of security systems, services, and applications is causing headaches for IT administrators and stirring a growth market for security information management tools, according to a new report from Dark Reading.

The report, entitled "Security Information Management: Who's Doing What," suggests that the growth of log event data, security application alerts, and other "events" on the network is making it difficult for security administrators to find the root cause of security violations.

"At the same time, the emergence of new legal and regulatory requirements for IT, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, have also placed new challenges on today’s security administrators," the report observes. "These regulations require IT organizations not only to limit access to sensitive investment-related information and private customer data, but also to prove to auditors that these access controls are properly deployed and fully operational."

Get the full story at Dark Reading.

— Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading

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