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,
Implementing a good log management solution is not an easy task! If your organisation decides (should I add “finally“?) to deploy “tools” to manage your huge amount of logs, it’s a very good step forward but it must be properly addressed. Devices and applications have plenty of ways to generate
If you follow my blog on a regularly basis, you probably already know that I’m a big fan of OSSEC. I’m using it to monitor all my personal systems (servers, labs, websites, etc). Being a day-to-day user, I have always new ideas to extend the product , by using 3rd
We (and I’m fully part of it) deploy and use plenty of security monitoring tools daily. As our beloved data is often spread across complex infrastructures or simply across multiple physical locations, we have to collect interesting information and bring them in a central place for further analysis. That’s called
Real time events or network traffic analysis is interesting to track suspicious behaviors. And, if you add some external sources of information, you could increase even more the capability of detecting real events. Such ranking sources applies usually to IP addresses and domain names. They are plenty of online resources
My previous post about monitoring pastebin.com within your SIEM gave ideas to some of you. On aftershell.com, you will find a fork of my script to monitor WordPress RSS feeds. If pastebin.com may contain relevant piece of information as well as blogs, do not underestimate the value of social networks!
For those who (still) don’t know pastebin.com, it’s a website mainly for developers. Its purpose is very simple: You can “paste” text on the website to share it with other developers, friends, etc. You paste it, optionally define an expiration date, if it’s public or private data and your are
I have hesitated a while before choosing the right image to illustrate this article. I read again a press-release about a new log-management product which pretends to provide “out-of-the-box security and compliance for business of all sizes“. Dear v€ndor, are you living in a care bears world or are you
Log management… A hot topic! There are plenty of solutions to manage your logs. Like in all IT domains, there are two major categories: free and commercial tools. Both have pro and cons. No big debate here, contrariwise I’ll show you a good example of a mix between both worlds.
I would like to tell you about the situation I experienced this afternoon. The goal of a log management solution is to collect and store events from several devices and applications in a central and safe place. By using search and reporting tools, useful information can be extracted from those