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Logging practices for security logging.

misteryuku
Communicator

I would like to create log messages that would be used for log analysis using Splunk such as checking for occurence of Denial of Service attacks. What would be the best logging practices for that as in what are the most important information that i should be displaying in the log messages???

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elusive
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi. The link you have provided above does not work anymore. It seems like the pages has changed. Can you provide the link again? thanks!

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gjanders
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The common information model has it's own manual in particular you may wish to refer to using the CIM and the examples of using the CIM

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ziegfried
Influencer

This is a good place for getting started:

In addition, naming field according to the CIM (Common Information Model) would be a good idea:

misteryuku
Communicator

Okay. i see...

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ziegfried
Influencer

something like allowed/blocked or success/failure. whatever is more reasonable.

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misteryuku
Communicator

What does the action field for the network protection/traffic represent? Does it represent the action of the packet??

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ziegfried
Influencer

Yup. Network Protection/Traffic might be the best choice.

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misteryuku
Communicator

Lets say if i want to monitor the traffic of the network as in detecting Denial of service attacks, the log message should contain the fields under the network protection category of the Common Information Model. Is that true?

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