Here is my next monthly "Security Warrior" blog round-up of top 5 popular posts/topics this month:
- This month, my classic PCI DSS Log Review series is extra popular! The series of 18 posts cover a comprehensive log review approach (OK for PCI DSS 3+ even though it predates it), useful for building log review processes and procedures, whether regulatory or not. It is also described in more detail in our Log Management book and mentioned in our PCI book (now in its 4th edition!) – note that this series is mentioned in some PCI Council materials.
- “Simple Log Review Checklist Released!” is often at the top of this list – this aging checklist is still a very useful tool for many people. “On Free Log Management Tools” (also aged a bit by now) is a companion to the checklist (updated version)
- “New SIEM Whitepaper on Use Cases In-Depth OUT!” (dated 2010) presents a whitepaper on select SIEM use cases described in depth with rules and reports [using now-defunct SIEM product]; also see this SIEM use case in depth and this for a more current list of popular SIEM use cases. Finally, see our 2016 research on developing security monitoring use cases here!
- “Why No Open Source SIEM, EVER?” contains some of my SIEM thinking from 2009. Is it relevant now? You be the judge. Succeeding with SIEM requires a lot of work, whether you paid for the software, or not. BTW, this post has an amazing “staying power” that is hard to explain – I suspect it has to do with people wanting “free stuff” and googling for “open source SIEM” …
- “An Open Letter to Android or “Android, You Are Shit!”” is an epic rant about my six year long (so far) relationship with Android mobile devices (no spoilers here – go and read it).
In addition, I’d like to draw your attention to a few recent posts from my Gartner blog [which, BTW, now has about 5X of the traffic of this blog]:
Current research on security analytics and UBA / UEBA:
Recent research on deception:
Miscellaneous fun posts:
- Security in 2025 – Extrapolate or Bust?
- All My Research Published in 2016
- Threats Inside vs Insider Threat
- Can I Detect Advanced Threats With Just Flows/IPFIX?
- No, Virginia, It Does NOT Mean That! (detection vs prevention)
- Security: Automate And/Or Die?
- Defeat The Casual Attacker First!!
- On “Defender’s Advantage”
(see all my published Gartner research here)
Also see my past monthly and annual “Top Popular Blog Posts” – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Disclaimer: most content at SecurityWarrior blog was written before I joined Gartner on August 1, 2011 and is solely my personal view at the time of writing. For my current security blogging, go here.
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- Monthly Blog Round-Up – December 2016
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