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September 2007

Viewpoint: Correlate SIMs and log management

Thumbs Up I wanted to extend a hearty well done and congratulations to your staff for the awesome work you did on the July/August issue of Information Security magazine (CISO Survival Guide). Each page of the issue had something useful and meaningful to me as a CISO and security professional. Also, I really liked the use of colors and layout--for some reason the yellow really was an appeal to the many pages. Very well done; my compliments. Ernie Hayden, CISO, Manager Enterprise Information Security, Port of Seattle Correlating SIMs and Log Management I read with great interest your recent article ("Providing Clarity," June 2007) that focused on security information management (SIM) tools. The article touched very briefly on "the fine line" between log management tools and SIM. From my experience working with customers, best practices in log management play a key role in successful security and compliance initiatives. Therefore, I would suggest that any organization currently researching SIM tools would benefit from looking into ...

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  • Rootkit detection and removal know-how

    Get advice on how to detect malware and rootkits and the best ways to achieve rootkit removal and prevent hacker attacks.

  • What CISOs need to know about computer forensics

    With computer forensics needed for civil litigation, human resources investigations and criminal cases, organizations need to ensure they're prepared and evidence is preserved. This feature details steps involved in computer forensics, common missteps, and forensics resources.

  • Logical, physical security integration challenges

    Integrating physical and IT security can reap considerable benefits for an organization, including enhanced efficiency and compliance plus improved security. But convergence isn't easy. Challenges include bringing the physical and IT security teams together, combining heterogenous systems, and upgrading a patchwork of physical access systems.

  • Consolidation's impact on best-of-breed security

    Standalone security vendors are attractive targets for large infrastructure players such as EMC. This feature looks at the consolidation in the security market and the potential for best-of-breed security to eventually disolve into a mashup of suites and services by big vendors like EMC, IBM, Microsoft, and HP.

  • SIM and NBA product combination is powerful

    The recent announcement that Mazu Networks, a provider of network-based analysis (NBA) tools, and eIQnetworks, a supplier of SIM products, underscores the trend towards convergence in the NBA and SIM markets. The value proposition is clear: two useful network/security data analysis tools in one integrated package.

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