The Current State of AWS Log Management
Security professionals have used log data to detect cyber threats for many years. It was in the late 1990s when organizations first started to use Syslog data to detect attacks by identifying and tracking malicious activity. Security teams rely on log data to detect threats because it provides a wealth of information about what is happening on their networks and systems. By analyzing this data, they can identify patterns that may indicate an attack is taking place.
Migration to the cloud has complicated how security teams use log data to protect their networks and systems. The cloud introduces new complexities into the environment, as well as new attack vectors. A cloud-centric infrastructure changes how data is accessed and stored, impacting how security teams collect and analyze log data. Finally, the cloud makes it more difficult to correlate log data with other data sources, limiting the effectiveness of security analysis.