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Six Mistakes of Log Management by Anton Chuvakin on 31/08/07

Since I wrote my log mistakes paper a few years ago, the domain of log analysis changed a lot. Many factors affected it; among those are new regulatory compliance requirements, wider adoption of “best practice” and governance frameworks such as ISO, COBIT and ITIL as well as new technologies with their log files. New standards, such as NIST 800-92 Guide [PDF], have been created.

Thus, I am updating the article with newly committed mistakes as well as new perspectives on the old ones. This article, just like its predecessor, again covers the typical mistakes organizations make while approaching management of computer logs and other records produced by IT infrastructure components.

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