Log data collection and management in IT have proved their importance in the past. Log collection and log correlation have become essential for security, internal control or compliance purposes.
Undoubtedly, log management is the heart of any SIEM solution. The more access to logs your SIEM has the better it will be able to perform. Logs help in identifying who attacked your organization and how these malicious actors penetrate your corporate network. By logging all the vital information related to network devices and other critical systems, you will be able to get a deeper insight into your organization’s cybersecurity posture.
In this article, you will know log management best practices for your Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. These practices will help you better identify threats and improve the performance of your SIEM.
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.