What we know today as SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), began in the mid 90’s and really started to take shape around 2000. SIEM is a cross of technologies SIM (Security Information Management) and SEM (Security Event Management). In 2005, Gartner coined the acronym SIEM and the two have lived as one since.
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Security Information and Event Management
The goal of SIEM is to connect the dots between silos of event data for the purpose of detecting patterns. Through this mining of logs, security intelligence could surface that would equip an organization with insight into threats unfolding.