Durham City Council
Durham County Council (United Kingdom) is a local government organization that employs 18,000 people and represents a population of more than 500,000.
Durham County Council decided to replace their SIEM solution following serious data losses by the previous system. This, compounded by the vendor’s high cost, led the team to re-evaluate their selection.
The need for compliance
The capital funding for SIEM is primarily justified by the council’s extensive compliance burden.
As a local authority that holds public data and collects revenue, the Durham County Council is subject to multiple compliance and accreditation requirements, including PSN, NHS IG Toolkit, HSCIC, PCI-DSS and BACS.