Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide To Understanding The Concepts Surrounding Logging And Log Management: The A by Anton ChuvakinLogging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide To Understanding The Concepts Surrounding Logging And Log Management: The A by Anton Chuvakin

Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide To Understanding The Concepts Surrounding…

byAnton Chuvakin, Kevin Schmidt, Chris Phillips

Paperback | November 29, 2012

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Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management introduces information technology professionals to the basic concepts of logging and log management. It provides tools and techniques to analyze log data and detect malicious activity.
The book consists of 22 chapters that cover the basics of log data; log data sources; log storage technologies; a case study on how syslog-ng is deployed in a real environment for log collection; covert logging; planning and preparing for the analysis log data; simple analysis techniques; and tools and techniques for reviewing logs for potential problems. The book also discusses statistical analysis; log data mining; visualizing log data; logging laws and logging mistakes; open source and commercial toolsets for log data collection and analysis; log management procedures; and attacks against logging systems. In addition, the book addresses logging for programmers; logging and compliance with regulations and policies; planning for log analysis system deployment; cloud logging; and the future of log standards, logging, and log analysis.
This book was written for anyone interested in learning more about logging and log management. These include systems administrators, junior security engineers, application developers, and managers.

  • Comprehensive coverage of log management including analysis, visualization, reporting and more
  • Includes information on different uses for logs -- from system operations to regulatory compliance
  • Features case Studies on syslog-ng and actual real-world situations where logs came in handy in incident response
  • Provides practical guidance in the areas of report, log analysis system selection, planning a log analysis system and log data normalization and correlation
Dr. Anton Chuvakin is a recognized security expert in the field of logmanagement and PCI DSS compliance. He is an author of the books "Security Warrior" and "PCICompliance" and has contributed to many others, while also publishing dozens of papers onlog management, correlation, data analysis, PCI DSS, and security management. His blog(...
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Title:Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide To Understanding The Concepts Surrounding…Format:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 29, 2012Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597496359

ISBN - 13:9781597496353

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Logs, Trees, Forest: the Big Picture

Chapter 2 What is a Log?

Chapter 3 Generating Logs

Chapter 4 Log Storage Technologies

Chapter 5 Case study: syslog-ng

Chapter 6 Covert logging

Chapter 7 Analysis Goals, Planning and Preparation: What Are We Looking for?

Chapter 8 Simple Analysis Techniques

Chapter 9 Filtering, Matching and Correlation

Chapter 10 Statistical Analysis

Chapter 11 Log Data Mining

Chapter 12 Reporting and Summarization

Chapter 13 Visualizing Log Data

Chapter 14 Logging Laws and Logging Mistakes

Chapter 15 Tools for Log Analysis and Collection

Chapter 16 Log Management Procedures: Escalation, Response

Chapter 17 Attacks against logging systems

Chapter 18 Logging for Programmers

Chapter 19 Logs and Compliance

Chapter 20 Planning Your Own Log Analysis System

Chapter 21 Cloud Logging

Chapter 22 Log Standard and Future Trends

Editorial Reviews

"The authors provide a way to simplify the complex process of analyzing large quantities of varied logs. The log management and log analysis approaches they recommend are addressed in detail."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013 ".Anton Chuvakin and his co-authors Kevin Schmidt and Christopher Phillips bring significant real-world experience to the reader and an important book on the topic....For those that want to find the gold in their logs.[it] is a great resource that shows how to maximize the gold that often lays hidden in your large stores of log data."--RSA Conference, December 2012