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.