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Whether you have a SOX problem or a HIPAA ailment, it is becoming more tempting to enlist a SIM. But beware what you’re buying into. Vendors are heavily hyping their security incident management (SIM) wares as the cure-all for meeting regulatory compliance standards such as the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Acts (HIPAA). If anything, they’re half right.

Yes, the increasingly large number of SIM solutions (or security information and/or event management, so the abbreviation could be SIEM or SEM) can help beleaguered enterprises comply with these and other regulatory acts.By aggregating and correlating the virtually unlimited data collected by ...

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