Friday, July 01, 2011

Monthly Blog Round-Up – June 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. PCI DSS in the Cloud … By the Council” posts is my quick review of recent PCI DSS guidance on virtualization, focusing on cloud computing guidance.
  2. On Choosing SIEM” tops the charts again this month. The post is about the least wrong way of choosing a SIEM tool – as well as why the right way is so unpopular. A related read is “SIEM Resourcing or How Much the Friggin’ Thing Would REALLY Cost Me?”, check it out as well. While reading this, also check this presentation.
  3. 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. A related “UPDATED Free Log Management Tools” is also still on top - it is a repost of my free log tools list to the blog.
  4. Algorithmic SIEM “Correlation” Is Back?” is a post that I never thought would make it to my monthly top as it covers a bit of SIEM esoterica. Surprise!
  5. NIST EMAP Out” is my quick announcement/summary of the NIST EMAP standard efforts, the log/event “brother” of SCAP and an extension of CEE work

Also, as a tradition, 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. Anonymous “PCI Guru”
  2. Dmitry Orlov
  3. Lenny Zeltzer

Also see my past annual “Top Posts” - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). Next, see you in July for the next monthly top list.

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

Dr Anton Chuvakin