SANS Seventh Annual Log Management Survey Report

by Jerry Shenk
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute logging technology and techniques

Every spring since 2005, the SANS Log Management survey has tracked the growth and maturity of the log management industry. This survey has consistently identified areas in which organizations are focusing their log management initiatives and continues to provide a roadmap to the industry for future improvement.Over the years,these surveys have shown growth in the collection and use of logs for security and compliance. Most recently, in the past two years, these surveys have shown that organizations are seeking more uses from their logs, but they have problems getting the value they want from those logs. When this survey started seven years ago, log collection was only being done by 43 percent of respondents, compared with 89 percent who indicated they collected logs this year, which is consistent with last year’s survey. So, log collection is no longer as much of a problem as it was in the past.Now,they’re also collecting logs for much more than detecting suspicious behavior an...