What is Continuous security monitoring (CSM)
Continuous security monitoring (CSM) is a process of observing and analyzing an organization's IT systems and networks on an ongoing basis to detect and respond to potential security threats. CSM aims to provide real-time visibility into an organization's security posture, enabling proactive identification and remediation of security issues.
CSM involves the use of automated tools and technologies to collect and analyze security-related data, such as logs, network traffic, and system activity. The data is then analyzed to identify anomalies, suspicious activity, and potential threats to the organization's security.
The continuous monitoring process is typically performed using a combination of automated and manual methods, with automated tools being used to collect and analyze data, and security analysts performing manual analysis and investigation of potential threats.
CSM is an important component of an organization's overall information security program, helping to ensure that security risks are identified and addressed in a timely and effective manner. By monitoring systems and networks continuously, organizations can detect and respond to security threats quickly, minimizing the impact of any security incidents that occur.