Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Monthly Blog Round-Up – February 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 and useful 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 Honeynet Project Releases New Tool: PhoneyC” leads all posts this month – this is reposted to my blog since I recently began serving as  [volunteer] Chief PR Officer for The Honeynet Project. Another recent Project release is “The Honeynet Project Releases New Tool: Cuckoo
  2. Simple Log Review Checklist Released!” is still one of the most popular posts on my blog. Grab the 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.
  3. My PCI DSS log review procedures that I created for a consulting client and posted on the blog (sanitized, of course!)  took one of the top spots again: the first post “Complete PCI DSS Log Review Procedures, Part 1” and the whole series “PCI_Log_Review” would be useful to most large organization  under PCI DSS as well as other regulations
  4. Test Your Mad Logging and Log Management Skills NOW!” is a fun test you can take to check your skills related to logs, logging, log analysis and log management. 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!  Yet another LogManagementCentral special, “11 Log Resolutions for 2011” is up here as well.
  5. The hilarious “Top 10 Things Your Log Management Vendor Won't Tell You”, written for LogManagementCentral, reign supreme  this month! Read, laugh, weep… log.

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. Walt Conway
  2. Lenny Zeltser
  3. Anonymous SIEM Ninja

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

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

Dr Anton Chuvakin