syslog-ng  |  comparison  |  nxlog configuration

Need to replace syslog-ng? Changing to NXLog is easier than you think

syslog-ng and NXLog are both powerful log collectors providing flexible log processing. However, you might be in a position where you need to switch from syslog-ng to NXLog. Whether it’s because syslog-ng doesn’t support an operating system or you want to upgrade your log collection solution to one that can be centrally managed, converting your syslog-ng configuration to NXLog is a simple task. How do syslog-ng and NXLog differ? syslog-ng and NXLog are alike in many ways.

cyberwarfare  |  European Union  |  cyberweapon

The EU's response to cyberwarfare

With open war in Europe for the first time since 1945, nations across the continent have been busy shoring up their information security defenses. The European Union is stepping up to the plate, releasing a Cyber Defence Policy to, in its words, "boost EU cyber defence capabilities and strengthen coordination and cooperation between the military and civilian cyber communities." However, bolstering cyber defenses across a collection of countries, home to 450 million people and spanning four million square kilometers, is no easy feat.

cybersecurity awareness month  |  awareness

Looking beyond Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month has come and gone again. October marks that festive time of year when companies circulate their mandatory think pieces, remind their employees of the dangers of clicking questionable links, and pat themselves on the back and call it a day. Here’s your friendly November reminder to keep your wits about you year-round. A (brief) history of Cybersecurity Awareness Month The Cybersecurity Awareness Month story began as a partnership between an American governmental agency—​the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA)--and the National Cyber Security Alliance non-profit.

log collection  |  compliance  |  security  |  security risk  |  it security

Assertive compliance - using frameworks to extend your coverage

So, it happened again. You got an internal audit finding or a regulatory notice. Or you just had a nagging feeling and found customer data somewhere it shouldn’t have been. Morale sinks. Are you forced to choose between serving your customers and addressing compliance weaknesses? Nobody said IT Compliance was easy. But don’t sign up to do any more work than is necessary. Use Frameworks to identify the activities, like logging, that demonstrate compliance for multiple domains and get the absolute best coverage without extra work.

GDPR  |  compliance  |  log data

GDPR compliance and log data

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. Many of us remember the influx of marketing emails around this time, with companies updating their privacy policies and asking for the consent of around 450 million Europeans to continue using their personal data. An often misunderstood participant of this compliance quest is log data—​a source potentially rich in protected personal data. So, how does the GDPR apply to an organization’s log data?

log collection  |  dns logs  |  windows dns logs  |  dns  |  windows

The disappearing Windows DNS debug log

The Windows DNS debug log contains valuable information on DNS queries and activity that is especially useful for monitoring and analyzing malicious traffic. This requires some configuration changes for the DNS service in order to enable debug logging. Here is a short description on how to enable debug logging for the DNS service on windows, this also applies to Windows Server 2008 and later. It is possible to specify the file and path name of the DNS debug log file as well as the maximum size of the file.

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