Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Monthly Blog Round-Up – April 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. “On Free Log Management Tools” is a companion to the checklist (updated version)
  2. Why No Open Source SIEM, EVER?” (and this) is next – for some weird reason. I suspect a lot of people still crave a free open source SIEM tool.
  3. On Choosing SIEM” is about the least wrong way of choosing a SIEM tool – as well as why the right way is so unpopular.
  4. Log Management at $0 and 1hr/week?” is where a lot of companies still are, thus this post became popular again.
  5. Top 10 Criteria for a SIEM?” came from one of my last projects I did when running my SIEM consulting firm.
In addition, I’d like to draw your attention to a few posts from my Gartner blog:

Denial of Service research:

Cloud security monitoring research:

Future SIEM analytics research:

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