Monday, April 02, 2012

Monthly Blog Round-Up – March 2012

Here is my next monthly "Security Warrior" blog round-up of top 5 popular posts/topics this month:
  1. Simple Log Review Checklist Released!” is often at the top – the checklist is still a very useful tool for many people
  2. Updated With Community Feedback SANS Top 7 Essential Log Reports DRAFT2”, “SANS Top 5 Essential Log Reports Update!” and their predecessor  “Top5 SANS Log Reports Update DRAFT” also show up close to the top. IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO FINISH THIS DOCUMENT- PLEASE EMAIL ME!
  3. My classic PCI DSS log review series is still on my Top 5: “Complete PCI DSS Log Review Procedures”; they are also useful for other compliance or security log review and log monitoring.
  4. On Free Log Management Tools” is a companion to the checklist below (updated version)
  5. On Choosing SIEM” is about the least wrong way of choosing a SIEM tool – as well as why the right way is so unpopular.
In addition, I’d like to draw your attention to a few posts from my Gartner blog:
  1. “Big Analytics” for Security: A Harbinger or An Outlier?
  2. Many Faces of Application Security Monitoring
  3. More on Application Security Monitoring
  4. Cloud Security Monitoring for IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  5. More On Security Monitoring of Public Cloud Assets
  6. Is Cloud Secure? WTFC!
  7. Cloud Security Monitoring!
  8. Cloud Security Monitoring: IaaS Conundrum
  9. Cloud IS Different: So Monitoring Must Be Different?
Also see my past monthly and annual “Top Posts” – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Disclaimer: all this content was written before I joined Gartner on Aug 1, 2011 and is solely my personal view at the time of writing. For my current security blogging, go here.

Dr Anton Chuvakin