Logging and Log Management

Effectively analyzing large volumes of diverse logs can pose many challenges. Logging and Log Management helps to simplify this complex process using practical guidance and real-world examples. Packed with information you need to know for system, network and security logging. Log management and log analysis methods are covered in detail, including approaches to creating useful logs on systems and applications, log searching and log review.

  • 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

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Logs, Trees, Forest: the Big Picture
Chapter 2. What is a Log?
Chapter 3. Generating Logs
Chapter 4. Log Storage Technologies
Chapter 5. Case study: syslog-ng
Chapter 6. Covert logging
Chapter 7. Analysis Goals, Planning and Preparation: What Are We Looking for?
Chapter 8. Simple Analysis Techniques
Chapter 9. Filtering, Matching and Correlation
Chapter 10. Statistical Analysis
Chapter 11. Log Data Mining
Chapter 12. Reporting and Summarization
Chapter 13. Visualizing Log Data
Chapter 14. Logging Laws and Logging Mistakes
Chapter 15. Tools for Log Analysis and Collection
Chapter 16. Log Management Procedures: Escalation, Response
Chapter 17. Attacks against logging systems
Chapter 18. Logging for Programmers
Chapter 19. Logs and Compliance
Chapter 20. Planning Your Own Log Analysis System
Chapter 21. Cloud Logging
Chapter 22. Log Standard and Future Trends

Book Details

  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Syngress (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597496359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597496353
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