Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Monthly Blog Round-Up – June 2009

As we all know, blogs are a bit "stateless" and a lot of good content gets lost since many people, sadly, only pay attention to what they see today. These monthly round-ups is my attempt to remind people of useful content from the past month! If you are “too busy to read the blogs” (eh…cause you spent all your time on Twitter? :-)), at least read these.

So, here is my next monthly "Security Warrior" blog round-up of top 5 popular posts/topics.

  1. Top this month is taken by my recent post “Why No Open Source SIEM, EVER?” as well as its older inspiration “On Open Source in SIEM and Log Management.” Looks like all the commercial SIEM vendors came over and marveled at its beauty :-)
  2. My quick analysis of the infamous merchant associations’ letter to the PCI Council in the post “On “PCI Letter” takes the next spot. BTW, Bob Russo already responded to this via this podcast and this interview.
  3. They say that personal stories are always fun to read and so my personal story on switching away from Mozilla Firefox towards Google Chrome (“On Switching Away from Firefox”) is in the top too. Is Firefox really the IE of 2009?
  4. My review and coverage of the book “Beautiful Security” (“Best Chapter From “Beautiful Security” Downloadable!” and “Book Review “Beautiful Security””) is popular due to a lot of linking to it.
  5. My little log sharing initiative (“Free Log Data For Research – Update”) took off like a rocket. Here is the log sharing site and here is the mailing list/Google Group.
  6. Finally as #6, my PCI DSS Q&A from the Qualys webcast “PCI DSS Myths” are still hot: “PCI Myths Webcast Recording and Q&A.” Also, our latest webcast slides and Q&A are here ("PCI DSS Prioritized Webcast Slides and Q&A")

See you in July. Also see my annual “Top Posts” (2007, 2008)

P.S. Stand by for the post on Paris Hilton tomorrow… :-)

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