Course

Logs

Explore some of the common log formats and how to customize the web server configuration.

    Syllabus

  • Apache Logs Video — 00:17:50
    • Apache httpd: important logs and how to customize them.

  • Log Formats Video — 00:06:19
    • Review of common web server log formats.

  • ModSecurity Logs Video — 00:17:10
    • Important ModSecurity logs and how to customize them.

  • NGINX Logs Video — 00:08:42
    • NGINX important logs and how to customize them.

  • Using the Logs Video — 00:14:38
    • Basic use cases for the logs.

  • Logs Video — 00:19:17
    • Basic web server log and logging considerations.

  • HAProxy Logs Video — 00:08:30
    • HAProxy: important logs and how to customize them.

  • IIS Logs Video — 00:10:15
    • IIS important logs and how to customize them.

Syllabus

Course description

This course covers the meaning of some of the fields available in the different web servers and the different types of logs available. You’ll learn how to customize the log format in Apache, NGINX, IIS, ModSecurity and HAProxy in order to have the information relevant to your particular use case available in the logs.

Meet the author

Manuel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Systems Engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico and a Master of Sciences in Information Security Engineering with focus on Incident Response at the SANS Technology Institute. He holds around 40 cybersecurity-related certifications.

He started working full-time in the information security field in early 2000. Since 2012, Manuel has worked as a security expert, including supporting over a thousand WAFs to protect a variety of web applications. Starting in 2016, Manuel committed part of his personal time to improve the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set, becoming an active rule developer. Since then he has contributed numerous new rules, fixed false positives and false negatives and assisted with many other improvements.

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