The Log Management Industry: An Untapped Market

by Stephen Northcutt, Jerry Shenk, Dave Shackleford Sept. 1, 2017 via SANS Institute

In the spring of 2005, SANS Industry Analysts (Northcutt, Shackleford and Shenk) wrote a paper on the Log Management Industry. At that time, 28% of respondents maintained their logs more than 1 year. In the spring of 2006, we found that this number has increased to 37% which means people are keeping their logs longer. The 2006 survey showed a consistent increase in the use of log data. The SANS Analyst group and many other security professionals find this to be a welcome improvement.