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Log Collectors Landscape: SIEM, Log Collectors, UEBA, and Audit Trail

Logs are ubiquitous in IT – they are semi-structured pieces of information about the behavior of a system and its users. Many standards, regulations and best practices assume and require the existence of logs. Consequently, many systems collect those logs and make use of them for various purposes. Too often organizations have just one tool Read more about Log Collectors Landscape: SIEM, Log Collectors, UEBA, and Audit Trail[…]

Non-Repudiation of Logs and Blockchain

Why You Need Non-Repudiation of Logs and How Blockchain Helps

Non-repudiation is a key property in many contexts – it means that the author of some message cannot deny that they produced the message. This property has a particular meaning in the context of audit trail and logs in general. As pointed out by Eric Knapp: Non[-]repudiation refers to the process of ensuring that a Read more about Why You Need Non-Repudiation of Logs and How Blockchain Helps[…]

Log Collection - track what you have never tracked before

Track Events You Have Not Tracked Before

There are a lot of products that allow collecting data, aggregating it and displaying it for security or monitoring purposes. That includes SIEMs (Security information and event management systems), UEBAs (User and entity behavior analytics), log collectors and catch-all multi-purpose data platforms (like Splunk). And when you check what sources of data they support, it Read more about Track Events You Have Not Tracked Before[…]

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Blockchain and Open Data – LogSentinel Brings More Transparency to Government Audit Trail

Bulgarian e-government’s main data exchange component is storing its audit trail in LogSentinel’s SentinelTrails solution since June last year, as LogSentinel donated it to the state e-government agency. We have recently taken the solution a step further and introduced an open data functionality which makes the audit trail transparent. Open data is the concept that Read more about Blockchain and Open Data – LogSentinel Brings More Transparency to Government Audit Trail[…]

Reasons not to ignore data integrity

3 Reasons Not To Ignore Data Integrity

Data integrity, or the certainty that data has not been modified, is important in many cases – from communication protocols, through low-level data storage systems, to business-critical databases. Due to our reliance on the data we have, we need to guarantee it hasn’t been tampered with before we use it to take any decision. Unfortunately, Read more about 3 Reasons Not To Ignore Data Integrity[…]

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Comparison: LogSentinel vs Splunk vs Loggly, etc.

Logs – every system has them, but companies don’t usually pay much attention to them. At least not until a problem occurs. Log aggregation solutions come handy in many scenarios – tracing production issues, alerting on service degradation, fixing bugs, forensics, fraud detection. We’ve argued, however, that logs have a dual nature – on the Read more about Comparison: LogSentinel vs Splunk vs Loggly, etc.[…]