pueblo_bonito_aerial_chaco_canyon.jpg Gunnar usually says it better than I did:
Coordinated detection and response is the logical conclusion to defense in depth security architecture. I think the reason that we have standards for authentication, authorization, and encryption is because these are the things that people typically focus on at design time. Monitoring and auditing are seen as runtime operational acitivities, but if there were standards based ways to communicate security information and events, then there would be an opportunity for the tooling and processes to improve, which is ultimately what we need.

Building Coordinated Response In – Learning from the Anasazis, Gunnar Peterson, 1 Raindrop, 14 June 2007

Security shouldn’t be a bag of uncoordinated aftermarket tricks. It should be a process that starts with design and continues through operations.