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Logging and Log Management : The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging

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Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management introduces information technology professionals to the basic concepts of logging and log management. It provides tools and techniques to analyze log data and detect malicious activity. The book consists of 22 chapters that cover the basics of log data; log data sources; log storage technologies; a case study on how syslog-ng is deployed in a real environment for log collection; covert logging; planning and preparing for the analysis log data; simple analysis techniques; and tools and techniques for reviewing logs for potential problems. The book also discusses statistical analysis; log data mining; visualizing log data; logging laws and logging mistakes; open source and commercial toolsets for log data collection and analysis; log management procedures; and attacks against logging systems. In addition, the book addresses logging for programmers; logging and compliance with regulations and policies; planning for log analysis system deployment; cloud logging; and the future of log standards, logging, and log analysis. This book was written for anyone interested in learning more about logging and log management. These include systems administrators, junior security engineers, application developers, and managers.
  • Comprehensive coverage of log management including analysis, visualization, reporting and more
  • Includes information on different uses for logs -- from system operations to regulatory compliance
  • Features case Studies on syslog-ng and actual real-world situations where logs came in handy in incident response
  • Provides practical guidance in the areas of report, log analysis system selection, planning a log analysis system and log data normalization and correlation

Effectively analyzing large volumes of diverse logs can pose many challenges, such as huge log-volumes, Logging and Log Management helps to simplify this necessary but complex process. Everything you need to know about system, network and security logging as well as about dealing with logs including log management and log analysis. From approaches to creating useful logs on systems and applications to log analysis, log searching and log review.

  • Comprehensive coverage of log management including analysis, visualization, reporting and more
  • Discover different uses for logs -- from system operations to regulatory compliance
  • Includes Case Studies including one on building your own Log Analysis System
Number of Pages: 431
Genre: Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: Data Processing/General, Electronics / General, Information Technology, Management
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Author: Ph.D. Anton A. Chuvakin & Kevin J. Schmidt & Christopher Phillips
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2012
TCIN: 13515787
UPC: 9781597496353
Item Number (DPCI): 248-67-3860
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