Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

SANS Releases Results of Ninth Log Management Survey

Majority Collect Logs, Inability to Distinguish Suspicious Behavior, Categorization and Normalization Needed, Automation and Integration Key

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizations are collecting more logs from more sources, yet these same organizations are lacking the visibility they need to stop advanced threats and follow up as they need to on events, according to SANS' most recent survey on log management practices. In the survey sponsored by VMWare, 97% of respondents collect logs for a variety of reasons, but visibility into systems remains a problem.

"More organizations than ever before are collecting logs, and they are collecting them from more types of devices," says SANS Analyst Jerry Shenk and author of the results paper. "But, they often have trouble discerning between normal activity and indicators of compromise." Although 85% of respondents say they collect logs to detect and track suspicious behavior, 27% point to the inability to distinguish between normal and suspicious traffic as a top challenge.

According to Shenk, "Big data—a lot of data in an unstructured format—is a problem for log management. Logging devices send the data in different formats, so that leaves the onus on the log analysis software to handle the normalization." Categorization and normalization, cited by 14% as key challenges, would definitely help organizations understand their environments and the logs they are collecting. "If data isn't normalized, it can't be properly correlated so that related events are linked to show what really happened."

Because of the increased volume of logs collected, automation and integration of log management becomes vital to providing appropriate alerts in a timely manner. The vast majority of responding organizations (86%) have either partially or fully automated their log management activities.

The survey identifies strengths and weaknesses in log management systems and practices, and provides advice for improving visibility across systems with proper log collection, normalization and analysis. Full results will be shared during an October 6, 2014, webcast at 1 PM EDT. Register to attend the complimentary webcast at www.sans.org/info/167857. Those who register for the webcast will also receive access to the published results paper developed by SANS Analyst and log management expert, Jerry Shenk.

Tweet this:

Oct 6: Key findings on progress orgs have made in implementing log analysis software. bit.ly/LogMgtSurv-Results #LogManagement

How to derive the most from your logs? Results of SANS Log Mgmt Survey webcast on 10/6 bit.ly/LogMgtSurv-Results #LogManagement

Log management comes of age: SANS survey results presented in Oct. 6 webcast 1 PM EDT bit.ly/LogMgtSurv-Results #LogManagement

About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 27 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.SANS.org)

SOURCE SANS Institute

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...