If you have a website, then chances are that your website is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. And the bigger and more complex your site is, it’s harder to keep track of potential security glitches.

This is why you need a Web Application Security Scanner, or just a Scanner. At first sight, the Scanner’s job is easy. It scans your web app and generates a report highlighting the security complications it found so that you can mitigate them.

The problem is that since custom web apps can be put together in a million different ways, finding security issues with a Scanner is not always reliable. …

Configuring Splunk Cloud to receive your AWS EC2 Linux security logs is most likely the fastest way to get enterprise-grade logging off the ground.

While Splunk Cloud is a fabulous platform for collecting logs and detecting potential security issues — the documentation on how to make it all fit together is, let’s be diplomatic here, less than perfect.

Had I not already gone bald years ago, trying to configure logging with Splunk Cloud would have been an excellent time pull my hair out and scream in despair -”what have I done to deserve such poor documentation!!!”.

So to spare you a logging config journey to hell and back — here’s how to set up Splunk Cloud logging in less than ten minutes. …


Robert Svensson

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