Home Internet Security: Let’s Meet ELSA

Today we are continuing this Home Internet Security series by examining one tool built into the SecurityOnion product: ELSA (Enterprise Log Search and Archive).What is ELSA?The ELSA web site has a good description of what this tool is/does:ELSA is a centralized syslog framework built on Syslog-NG, MySQL, and Sphinx full-text search. It provides a fully asynchronous... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Unwrapping the Onion

If you've read my last post, then your home network is configured for monitoring.CAVEAT - I'm not an expert in IDS alerts, SNORT/Suricata rule-writing, network traffic analysis, making waffles from scratch or SecurityOnion and the projects that are implemented within SecurityOnion. I'm just a guy that has put this up and home and found it... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Setting up the Onion

If you've read any of my other posts you'll know, I'm a geek. But when it came to my home network, I tried to keep it simple. In fact, for network security, I took a policy-based versus technical approach. The policies were in the form of agreements between my kids and my wife and I... Continue Reading →

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