In case of a cyber security incident, logs play a vital role in various activities such as establishing the point of compromise, tracing the actions of an attacker, further investigation, and regulatory proceedings before an authority, etc. Logs are generated by every application, let it be a general application like performance monitoring or security specific application like a firewall.
Easy deployment, an interface to be used intuitively and easily and a rule-based alert, bucket, dashboard and reports are the factors creating the simplicity mindset behind Logsign, who believes in “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. The user interface used for the SOC teams’ threat and anomaly analysis has been designed in order to be understood easily and simply.
From performance information to fault and intrusion detection, logs can provide you a lot more things with regard to what is happening on your systems and network along with the timestamps and order of the events. Logs can be invaluable for resource management, instruction detection, and troubleshooting. More importantly, logs can provide an admissible evidence for forensic purposes in the aftermath of an incident. The following sections provide a deep dive into some use-cases of logs.
Data generated by various devices connected in a network and operations being carried out on them is called as log data and we have already discussed why log management is important, considering the exponentially increasing number of attacks and their sophistication. Further, in the last blog post, we dealt with questions that you must your cloud-based log management service provider.
The log management service is often outsourced to a third-party service provider due to the complexity of the process involved in the collection of logs. When a business plans for outsourcing log management to a service provider, business requirements must be given a top-most priority. To start with, a business must identify the goals it desires to accomplish through log management. After locating the required resources, the decision-making body should select a vendor for availing its services.