I was invited by the ISSA Belgium chapter to talk last night about log management & SIEM (“Security Information and Event Management“). This is a very interesting topic but almost everything has been said (good as bad) on SIEM. I decided to innovate and to use some articles posted in
Databases are a core component in lot of applications and websites. Almost everything is stored in databases. Let’s take a standard e-commerce website, we can find in databases a lot of business critical information: about customers (PII), articles, prices, stocks, payment (PCI), orders, logs, sessions, etc. Like any component of
Ever heard of Loggly? This is a new cloud service which presents itself as “Logs Made Easy“. I’ll not come back on the definition of cloud computing, its benefits and issues. If you are looking for interesting information about this topic, I suggest you to visit Craig Balding’s blog cloudsecurity.org.
The second OSSEC week just ended. Here is a reflection about a feature that does not exist (yet?) in OSSEC. The goal of a SIEM (“Security Incidents and Events Management“) is to collect logs from multiple non-heterogeneous sources and process them to add some extra value to the events. To
If you follow the IT news feeds, you probably learned today that HP bought ArcSight for $1.5 billions. ArcSight is not a known public name but is a leader on the SIEM (“Security Information & Event Management“) market. This announce already generated lot of comments, positive as negative. Log management,
Secunia is a security company which, amongst other activities, maintains a huge database of vulnerabilities. On their website, they describes their business like this: “Secunia collects, evaluates, verifies, and analyses security information. This security information is available through our databases and is distributed to our customers, segmented according to their
Back from the first ISSA Belgium Chapter Meeting of 2010. Today’s topic was “Introduction to OSSEC : Log Analysis and Host Intrusion Detection“. A very interesting topic for me. First because I’m involved in lot of SIEM projects. But especially because Wim Remes, the speaker, is a friend of mine.
The White House published a review regarding the last Christmas attempted terrorist attack. I briefly read the document and noticed some interesting facts: “The thorough analysis of large volumes of information has enabled a variety of departments and agencies to take action to prevent attacks.“ “Yet, as the amount of
“Log Management”, “SIEM”, “Correlation”, “Incident Management”, more and more organizations have a SIEM project in the pipe. SIEM means “Security Incident & Event Management“. Just to remind you, a SIEM is a set of tools which helps to collect and analyze logs from several sources on a corporate network. Basic