Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Monthly Blog Round-Up – May 2010

Blogs are "stateless" 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 again, the #1 post this month is “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. Another similar resource is in the works…
  2. Next up are my notes from University PCI DSS workshop where I delivered a keynote: “My Best PCI DSS Presentation EVER!” (the infamous “compliance kitten” quotes comes from here)
  3. Everybody loved my whitepaper on SIEM+ log management, released via the post called “Two New Logging Resources Published.” Check out the paper here (registration with Novell required). Just as a  preview, another big research whitepaper on SIEM is in the works….
  4. A recent post “On Choosing SIEM“ went to the top like lighting last month and stayed there this month. If you are thinking of getting a SIEM or a log management tool, check it out – please also look at related resources there at the end.
  5. Proving that all SIEM/LM vendor product managers read this blog, the post “Log Management / SIEM Users: “Minimalist” vs “Analyst”” is in the Top5 too. It is about two vastly different types of people who buy and [try to] use SIEM and log management tools.
  6. Just for a good measure, the item #6 of my Top 5 :-) is “Compliance Mega-Epiphany!

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. Walt Conway
  2. Michał Wiczyński
  3. Dancho Danchev
  4. Cédric Blancher
  5. Kevin  Riggins

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

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

Dr Anton Chuvakin