Log Analytics for Cybersecurity Workshop

Description

The Log Analytics for Cybersecurity Workshop is a 2-day hands-on workshop with the aim of equipping IT professionals, data scientists (including scientists and researchers dealing with very large log data), and IT-savvy business analyst with the latest log analytics skills focusing on cybersecurity applications. In particular, this workshop will help the participant to

  • Understand the different kinds of log analytics technologies and platforms available today (including ELK & Splunk)
  • Compare and choose a log analytics technology and platform suitable for their requirements,
  • Ingest log data from devices into log analytics system
  • Use log analytics technology to manage and analyze log data
  • Understand how log analytics is important to cybersecurity
  • Apply log analytics to address cybersecurity problems: what kind of logs, what kind of analytics, incidence investigation.
  • Explain the log analytics tools and technology choices to their organization

The workshop will be taught by leading industry experts in the respective technology.

This workshop is a pilot leading towards a 5-day big data summer school in 2019.

Target audience

IT professionals, IT-savvy business analysts, and data scientists interested in a hands-on introduction to the platforms and technologies used to process and analyze log data in the industry. The focus on cybersecurity applications will especially benefit IT professionals interested in regulatory compliance (eg. GLBA, SOX, HIPAA, etc.) and cybersecurity in their IT operations. Participants should be comfortable installing and setting up software on their computers and have intermediate programming skill.

Tuition

$400 per participant for the 2-day workshop. No proration allowed.
$350 discounted workshop fee for State of Hawai’i employees.

* Hawai`i State ETF Micro available for private sector employees.

* Coffee/tea breaks and lunch are included. Parking is not included.

Instructors

Lipyeow Lim
Associate Professor

Lipyeow Lim

Mahdi Belcaid
Assistant Professor

Mahdi Belcaid

Tentative Schedule

Date & TimeTopicInstructor
Thu 8:30-9AMRegistration & check-inZach Heilbron, FireEye Inc.
Thu 9-9:30 AMOpening Remarks
Thu 9:30-10:30 AMSession 1: Overview of the log analytics problem, technology and platforms
Thu 10:30-10:45 AMCoffee/Tea Break
Thu 10:45 AM -12:15 PMSession 2: ELK stack
Thu 12:15 - 1:15 PMLunch
Thu 1:15 - 2:45 PMSession 3: ELK stack
Thu 2:45 - 3 PMCoffee/Tea Break
Thu 3 - 4:30 PMSession 4: Splunk
Fri 9-10:30 AMSession 5: Overview of Log Analytics for CybersecurityInstructor TBD
Fri 10:30-10:45 AMCoffee/Tea Break
Fri 10:45 AM -12:15 PM Session 6:
Fri 12:15 - 1:15 PMLunch
Fri 1:15 - 2:45 PMSession 7:
Fri 2:45 - 3 PMCoffee/Tea Break
Fri 3 - 4:30 PMSession 8:
Fri 4:30-5 PM Pau Hana Mixer

Organizers

Lipyeow Lim
Associate Professor

Lipyeow Lim

Mahdi Belcaid
Assistant Professor

Mahdi Belcaid