Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Monthly Blog Round-Up – January 2011

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 this month.

  1. The hilarious “Top 10 Things Your Log Management Vendor Won't Tell You”, written for LogManagementCentral, reign supreme  this month! Read, laugh, weep…log.
  2. My PCI DSS log review procedures that I created for a consulting client and started posting on the blog (sanitized, of course!)  took the top spot again: the first post “Complete PCI DSS Log Review Procedures, Part 1” and the whole series “PCI_Log_Review” are expected to be useful to most large organization  under PCI DSS as well as other regulations
  3. To my great excitement, “Today The Industry Is Changed!” that announced the relaunch of Security Scoreboard, is one of the most popular posts this month. This great project is taking off like a rocket – and will hopefully will make our industry better soon!
  4. Another LogManagementCentral special, “Bottom 11 Log Management "Worst Practices"”, is next on the top list. Hate security “best practices”? Check out the bottom worst practices instead!
  5. Oh wow! Yet another LogManagementCentral special, “11 Log Resolutions for 2011” takes the #5 spot this month. Make (and stick to!) these resolutions in your environment as well!
  6. Final, 6th of 5, Smile position is again held by my free log management tool list (“On Free Log Management Tools”) from my consulting site. The original version was written as a companion to our “Log Review Checklist” that also sits on the top list this month.

Also, below I am thanking my top 3 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. Lenny Zeltser
  2. Kevin Riggins
  3. Dancho Danchev (who, BTW, is back)

Also see my past annual “Top Posts” - 2007, 20082009, 2010). Next, see you in February for the next monthly top list.

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

Dr Anton Chuvakin