I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Pro & Con of Outsourcing your SOC“. I’m involved in a project to deploy a SIEM (“Security Information &Event Management“) / SOC (“Security Operation Center“) for a customer. The current approach is to outsource the services to an external company also called a
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Retro Hunting!“. For a while, one of the security trends is to integrate information from 3rd-party feeds to improve the detection of suspicious activities. By collecting indicators of compromize, other tools may correlate them with their own data and generate alerts on specific conditions.
More and more companies organize “security awareness” trainings for their team members. With the growing threats faced by people while using their computers or any connected device, it is definitively a good idea. The goal of such trainings is to make people open their eyes and change their attitude towards security.
Logs… We will never get rid of them! It’s a pain to manage them from a technical point of view but collecting events and using them can also introduce more issues in companies… from a legal point of view! Tonight, an ISACA Belgium Chapter meeting was organised within the context of
We are already in 2014 for a few days and this is my first blog post for this year! So, let me wish you a wonderful 2014 for you and you family! Let’s start with a quick post about building IP addresses reputation list. This topic was discussed on a
A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about a Python script that I use with the new Amazon CloudTrail feature to grab logs from my Amazon cloud services. Because we use more and more cloud services in our digital life, the same principle should apply to all our
Lot of Belgian newspapers and sites reported today (Example of article – in French) that a project of law will be discussed soon (deriving from the EU Data Retention Directive) to request providers of telecommunications (Internet – Mobile services) to keep a trace of electronic communications. Wait, the article should say
A reflexion about the multiple SIEM (“Security Information and Event Management“) products available on the market… I’m currently working with a customer on a big SIEM implementation in an environment that must be PCI compliant and integrates a multitude of devices coming from non-heterogenous security vendors (big-players). Security visualization being
Two days ago, I attended an event about “big data” (yeah, another buzz word) and how to use it for security purposes. One of the presented talks was very interesting and almost changed my mind about our best friends (or nightmare)… logs! When I’m talking about log management with customers,