What is Security Monitoring?

Security monitoring is the automated process of collecting and analysing indicators of potential security threats, then triaging these threats with appropriate action.

Security monitoring definition

Security monitoring, sometimes referred to as "security information monitoring (SIM)" or "security event monitoring (SEM)," involves collecting and analysing information to detect suspicious behavior or unauthorised system changes on your network, defining which types of behavior should trigger alerts, and taking action on alerts as needed.