Security information and event management systems (SIEMs) became much more common in 2013, while more companies talked about using massive data sets to fuel better visibility into the potential threats inside their networks.

Yet effective security monitoring has a long way to go. To better secure their networks and improve visibility into the threats on their systems in 2014, companies first need good communication between business executives and information-security managers. While 90 percent of managers surveyed by network security and management firm SolarWinds thought security was under control, only 30 percent of the actual IT practitioners believe that security is well-established, according to the firm.

A good place to start is for information-technology leaders to ask themselves and their business counterparts what more they want to know about their networks, systems, and employees. Read full story on Dark Reading

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