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Log Management Tools & Services

Log management is the process for generating, transmitting, storing, analyzing, and disposing of computer security log data. There are two main classes of log management systems, the basic centralized log collector and security information and event management or SIEM. Centralized logging servers aggregate and normalize logs from numerous sources. SIEMs, on the other hand, provide […]

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Log Retention Solutions

Log retention refers to the regular archiving of event logs, particularly those significant to cyber security. Handling logs from security systems including SIEM is a complex topic. Event logs provide several services to adhere to compliance measures and address forensic cases. While retaining logs for extended periods is more secure and provides more historical information, […]

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NIST SP 800-171 Compliance Requirements

If you do business or plan to do business with certain government agencies such as NASA, the GSA (General Services Administration), or the DoD (Department of Defense), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a list of standards that define how to protect and distribute material regarded as sensitive but not classified. […]