Deploying a SIEM, but Where Do We Start?

Preparing for a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) deployment can be a daunting task, with many questions and concerns. The partners in the National Research and Education Network (NREN) have undertaken a collaborative approach to a SIEM deployment project. Their goal is to strengthen the security posture of the NREN, and enable sharing of cybersecurity threats, intelligence and expertise at the provincial and national level. In this panel presentation, three of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) partners will share how they prepared for their SIEM deployment, and review the current status of their installations.

The presentation will explore the stages of collaborative planning, including defining technical requirements, integrating with current tools, and managing impact to processes and policies. The panelists will provide tips and tools that other organizations embarking on similar projects can benefit from.


Alex Doradea-Cabrera

SIEM Systems Administrator, BCNET


Andrew Klaus

SIEM System Administrator, Cybera Inc.


Blake MacIsaac

Network Engineer, Yukon College


Jill Kowalchuk

NREN Coordination Manager, CANARIE Inc.