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Source: Information Week - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security Are security threats against small and midsize organizations increasing, are these organizations getting savvier about their security, or perhaps both? The question is relevant because, increasingly, small and midsize organizations appear to be using security log management software -- in its more advanced form, also known as security information and event management (SIEM) software -- not just to demonstrate compliance after the fact with regulations, but also as real-time warning consoles for preventing or detecting in-progress attacks or for pursuing forensic analysis. Those findings come via SANS and RSA, which recently conducted studies of log management use at small and midsize organizations. The SANS Sixth Annual Log Management Survey Report, released in April, surveyed about 501 people, 29% of them at companies with 2,000 or fewer employees. Separately, RSA surveyed 50 organizations with 10,000 or fewer employees that use log management or SIEM software.

"This data suggests that organizations want and need the efficiency of a log management solution to move beyond compliance, to security detection, reaction, and prevention," said Jerry Shenk, senior analyst at SANS, in a statement.

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