May 30, 2008

Update on the Book – Amazon – RoughCuts – Writing done?

Filed under: Log Analysis,Visualization — @ 30th of May 2008, 17:49

picture-5.pngThe Applied Security Visualization book is slowly coming together. I finished implementing all the reviews from my reviewers yesterday. This means I am almost done. The only thing left is the introduction.

By the way, my reviewers were absolutely amazing. I couldn’t have wished for a better team. Thanks guys!

The rought-cuts version of “Applied Security Visualization” is now also available. It’s an electronic version of, I think, 4 of the chapters. You can also pre-order the book on Amazon. This is all really exciting. Finally, after 1.5 years, the book is close to be done. Let’s hope for a launch in August, at BlackHat!

May 14, 2008

First USENIX Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs

Filed under: Log Analysis — @ 14th of May 2008, 16:00

I just joined the program committee for this year’s WASL conference. I am really curious what papers will be submitted for this. Talking about papers, I have been busy lately reviewing papers for RAID and soon the papers for VizSec are due as well. While I enjoy reading these papers, it’s been too busy lately with finishing my book and looking these papers. But at least the book is getting close!

Here is the description for WASL:

Join us in San Diego, CA, December 7, 2008, for the First USENIX Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs. System logs represent a rich source of information for the analysis and diagnosis of system problems and prediction of future system events. However, their lack of organization and the general lack of semantic consistency among the information from various software and hardware vendors means that most of this information content is wasted. WASL ’08 will focus on novel techniques for extracting more information from existing logs and on methods to improve the information content of future logs.