Monday, May 03, 2010

Monthly Blog Round-Up – April 2010

Blogs are a "stateless" media and people often only pay attention to what they see today. Thus a lot of useful security reading material gets lost.  These monthly round-ups is my way of reminding people about interesting content. If you are “too busy to read the blogs,” at least read these.

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

  1. By a HUGE margin, the #1 post this month is again “Simple Log Review Checklist Released!” Grab our log review checklist here, if you have not done so already. It is perfect to hand out to junior sysadmins who are just starting up with logs.
  2. Next is the post announcing the release of SANS Log Management Survey 2010 (“SANS Log Management Survey Is Out”), some highlights – and some surprises! - from the survey are in the post.
  3. The post announcing the release of my detailed whitepaper on SIEM and Log Management is also in Top5 (“Two New Logging Resources Published”); also see other relates content such as “One More Time on SIEM vs Log Management.” To get the paper, you’d need to fill the form at Novell site, but I assure you – it is totally worth it :-)
  4. A recent post “On Choosing SIEM“, only published a few days ago, went to the top like lighting. If you are thinking of getting a SIEM or a log management tool, check it out.
  5. The Myth of SIEM as “An Analyst-in-the-box” or How NOT to Pick a SIEM-II?“ and its predecessor ““I Want to Buy Correlation” or How NOT to Pick a SIEM?” hold the next position this month. They present some sadly popular misconceptions about acquiring and implementing SIEM and log management tools.
  6. My log management maturity curve post (“Logging, Log Management and Log Review Maturity”) continues to sit in Top 5 (as #6 :-)). Is it awesome or what? :-)

BTW, notice something funny about the Top 5 this month? Look, Ma, no PCI DSS! :-)

Also, below I am thanking my top 5 referrers this month (those who are people, not organizations). So, thanks a lot to the following people whose blogs sent the most visitors to my blog:

  1. Cédric Blancher
  2. Kevin  Riggins
  3. Michał Wiczyński
  4. Walt Conway
  5. Guerilla CISO

See you in May ; also see my annual “Top Posts” - 2007, 20082009!

Possibly related posts / past monthly popular blog round-ups:

Dr Anton Chuvakin