Event Logs

A Cybersecurity Architecture That Supports Effective Incident Response

Abstract:

A Cybersecurity Operation Centre (SOC) is a centralized hub within an organisation that houses people, processes, and technologies aimed at continuous monitoring of the organization’s assets in order to prevent, detect, analyse, and respond to cybersecurity incidents against that organisation. SOCs are critical to the collection, analysis, and response to cybersecurity events and incidents faced by an organisation. This article discusses the architecture of an SOC that enables quick and timely responses to events and incidents. Firstly, the article describes an architecture of the SOC, the SOC’s processes, personnel, and technologies. Secondly, the article discusses what type of information and logs should be collected, analysed, and interpreted. Lastly the article discusses how to handle an incident through the six stages of incident response.

Modeling System Activity Logging for Evidence Collection

ABSTRACT

System activity logs create an ongoing history of chronologically ordered records that describe events taking place in a computing system. Although system activity logs were originally designed for performance monitoring and troubleshooting, they can be used to collect forensic evidence.  This paper develops a generic ‘technology-independent’ model of an event reporting service. The paper finds three key features that determine data collection capability – ‘event detection’, ‘event selection’ and ‘event description’. Design constraints in each of these features typically found in mainstream operating systems are identified and the limitations imposed on the forensic evidence collection capability of modern operating systems are discussed.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

Keywords

A

AI
APT

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

M

S

SOA

X

XRY

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