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.
The logging ecosystem or a logging infrastructure is the set of all components and parts that work together to generate, filter, normalize, and store log messages. The purpose of this logging system is to use logs for solving particular problems. For example, the logs can help to find out the source of the attack. This article defines each component of logging ecosystem and illustrates how they work.
Malware, or malicious software, is often used by the cybercriminals to cause a significant amount of damage at the victim’s end. The phrase ‘cybercriminals’ include attackers, hacktivists, group of hackers and even nation-states. The damage caused can include disrupting normal operations of a computer or a computer network, stealing information stored in the systems, bypassing access controls, or causing harm to the victim in every possible way. The victims may be individuals, businesses, organizations, and even the government and its bodies. Malware includes virus, trojan, ransomware, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.