Developing an architecture team focused on infrastructure

Initial situation

  • A large German online bank was required by the European Central Bank to connect all its applications to a SIEM system
  • Lack of clarity regarding the total number of applications and the infrastructure associated with these
  • A large number of external service providers working on the SIEM project, without a collaborative plan or roadmap


  • Set up of a project including an easy to grasp roadmap, milestone plan and a coordinated project plan

  • Applications and infrastructure were assigned clear priorities – resulting in precisely defined targets for all individual IT security areas

  • Structured support to achieve conclusive results during internal as well as external audits carried out by the European Central Bank

  • Infrastructure components and applications connected to the SIEM including standardized logs

  • Achievement of clear structure within individual IT security departments along with definition of respective responsibilities