Research Papers

Understanding and Selecting SIEM/Log Management

By Mike Rothman

Anyone worried about security and/or compliance has probably heard about Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Log Management. But do you really understand what the technology can do for your organization, how the products are architected, and what is important when trying to pick a solution for your organization?

Unfortunately far too many end user organizations have learned what’s important in SIEM/LM the hard way – by screwing it up. But you can learn from the pain of others, because we have written a fairly comprehensive paper that delves into the use cases for the technology, the technology itself, how to deploy it, and ultimately how to select it. We assembled this paper from the Understand and Selecting a SIEM/Log Management blog series from June and July 2010.

White Paper: Endpoint Security Fundamentals

By Mike Rothman

Endpoint Security is a pretty broad topic. Most folks associate it with traditional anti-virus or even the newfangled endpoint security suites. In our opinion, looking at the issue just from the perspective of the endpoint agent is myopic. To us, endpoint security is as much a program as anything else.

In this paper we discuss endpoint security from a fundamental blocking and tackling perspective. We start with identifying the exposures and prioritizing remediation, then discuss specific security controls (both process and product), and also cover the compliance and incident response aspects.

Understanding and Selecting a Database Encryption or Tokenization Solution

By Rich

This paper includes descriptions of major database encryption and tokenization technologies, a decision tree to help determine which type of encryption is best for you, and example use cases drawn from real world deployments.

If you are considering any database encryption or tokenization project, this paper should save you hours of research and architecture development time.

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