Friday, July 02, 2010

Monthly Blog Round-Up – June 2010

Blogs are "stateless" and people often pay attention only 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 blog 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… If you are a vendor, you can also use it to market your logging awesomeness :-) - but you have  to keep the attribution to the authors.
  2. How Do I Get The Best SIEM?”, a companion to “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 them out and also look at related resources at the end of these posts.
  3. 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)
  4. How PCI Leads to DLP?” discusses the linkage between PCI DSS compliance and Data Leak/Loss Prevention/Protection (DLP) tools. And, no, PCI DSS won’t mandate DLP soon – but it doesn’t mean that you should not look at it for various PCI-related reasons.
  5. The Myth of SIEM as “An Analyst-in-the-box” or How NOT to Pick a SIEM-II?” and ““I Want to Buy Correlation” or How NOT to Pick a SIEM?” stay at the top – it seems like smaller organizations are looking at deploying SIEM and log management and there is a lot of interest in simple guidance on this.

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. Michał Wiczyński
  2. Raffael Marty
  3. Dancho Danchev
  4. Richard Beitlich
  5. Cédric Blancher

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

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

Dr Anton Chuvakin