PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackStratus, a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance technology tailored for both SMBs and large enterprises, announced today that U.S. government entities responsible for sending, receiving and storing election data need to deploy Security Information Event Management (SIEM) technology to adequately handle cyberattacks. Recent cyber-attacks on election databases in the states of Arizona and Illinois reveal the absence of SIEM, the only technology capable of identifying irregular activities occurring on a network and reporting it to security administrators who can then determine if a potential cyberattack is underway.
BlackStratus is one of the original pioneers of SIEM, holding several key patents dating back to the 1990's. U.S. government and defense agencies, including large corporations from around the globe deploy BlackStratus' SIEM technology to help security administrators identify when a potential cyberattack is underway. The technology is designed to report suspicious and irregular activities occurring on a network, which then produces a report that is sent to a network security administrator who then determines if the activities represent whether a cyberattack is underway.
"SIEM technology is an integral part of the security and compliance apparatus of a network and when it's not deployed it can expose huge risks to anyone and anything coming in contact with that particular network," said Mike Maxwell, Chief Security Officer of BlackStratus. "The recent cyberattacks on election related data within the states of Arizona and Illinois not only represent a clear and present danger to not just our democracy and voters, but to the integrity of our elections, which is why SIEM needs to be fully deployed by government entities responsible for handling that information."
If you are a member of the press and are working on a story related to the security of election data for the 2016 U.S. general election and would like to talk to an executive from BlackStratus about SIEM, please contact PR agent David Splivalo at 703.798.2395 or [email protected].
BlackStratus is a pioneer of trusted security and compliance solutions deployed and operated on premise, in the cloud or "as a Service'' by providers of all sizes, government agencies and individual enterprises. Through patented multitenant security information and event management (SIEM) technology, BlackStratus delivers unparalleled security visibility, prevents downtime and achieves and maintains compliant operations at a lower cost to operate. BlackStratus is headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, and protects millions of devices and thousands of businesses worldwide.
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