Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Holy Cow, I'm Going to SANS

I just signed up to attend the SANS Log Management Summit, 12-14 July 2006 in Washington, DC. I think this is a great opportunity to hear some real users and experts talk about log management. Given that it's located near me, I decided I could afford to pay my own way to this conference. Is anyone else attending? If yes, register by tomorrow for the cheapest rates.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just a quick one Richard. What's your preferred solution for centralized log collection and management at the moment?

David Belle-Isle said...

Will you provide us with a great wrap-up of the conference ? :)

Richard Bejtlich said...

To "just a quick one": syslog, like everyone else.

To David: I'll blog something, but fatigue will probably set in at some point.

Anonymous said...

Well, I just attended a log management roundtable at CSI NetSec, and the current state is pretty frakking grim. Even the vendors in the space are struggling with the problem, and some of them were there and contributing.

Collecting the logs is trivial. it's the correlation and reporting that everyone is currently struggling with.

I'll be writing about the roundtable in an upcoming blog entry, as well as some other tidbits that came from NetSec.

Unfortunately, the SANS event is on the wrong coast, so I will not be able to attend, even though I'd like to.

Beau
bmonday.com

Anonymous said...

Regarding log correlation and reporting, what
tools do you recommend? I've tried some open
source and commercial tools, but none of them
were very complete. Lately I have been using
ossec, but it has no ui or reporting options (even tough it does a very good correlation and analysis).

thks

Richard Bejtlich said...

If I could answer these questions, I would not be paying SANS $1850 for answers.

Anonymous said...

You are paying $1850 for vendor presentations not answers. Even though customers will be there to present their unique solutions to log mgmt issues, each one is being sponsored by a commercial vendor. nothing new - arcsight, NetForensics, Log Logic, Network Intelligence, etc using common formats to collect, process, analyze logs for enterprises. Great weapons if implemented correctly - very sharp swords in the hands of kids if not implemented correctly.