Category: Security Event Management

GeoIP and Geo-Targeting

Posted on 09/08/09 No Comments

Lately I have been busy with a web-based geo-targeting project.   For those of you not familiar with geo-targeting, the deeper you get into geo-targeting, the more you realize how important and interesting it is. Geo-targeting is used for fraud detection, personalization, ad-targeting, content-delivery, and more.   In addition, the same basic concept is used [...]

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A Hidden Danger in Cloud Computing

Posted on 06/23/09 No Comments

Back in the days when I was happily spending time on the operations floor in computing centers, we always observed that the greatest security threats to our systems were well-intended operators who make simple mistakes.  No hacker or criminal ever brought down a network like the bored network guy on the late shift who decided [...]

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Real CEP News: Amazon Announces Elastic MapReduce

Posted on 04/02/09 4 Comments

Yesterday Amazon announced the public beta of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, a web-based service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data.  Amazon Elastic MapReduce utilizes a hosted Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service [...]

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A Review of Zabbix – Zabbix Rules! (Part 2)

Posted on 03/23/09 2 Comments

In A Review of Zabbix – Zabbix Rules! (Part 1) we provided a brief introduction to Zabbix in the context of network and security management.  In this post I will discuss Zabbix as an event processing platform. Zabbix is like most event processing platforms.  Zabbix provides both agent-initiated events as well as server-requested events.  In [...]

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Real-Time Predictive Analytics for Web Servers

Posted on 03/02/09 6 Comments

We recently made the decision to move to Zabbix to monitor one of our busy production Apache web servers.  One of the things we need to do in the future is try to predict system outages and take corrective actions before the system actually goes down. For example, recently a busy server experenced an outage [...]

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Peter Lin on Situational Awareness and CEP

Posted on 03/01/09 14 Comments

Recently Peter Lin was kind enough to stop by and post this comment to our post, CEP Software Saves the Universe! Here’s my [Peter Lin's] bias perspective as a user and developer of expert system shell[s]. A business rule engine, expert system shell or CEP engine at best provide[s] a foundation for creating an expert [...]

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Twenty Four CEP Public Presentations on SlideShare

Posted on 11/03/08 2 Comments

For archiving purposes, I have uploaded 24 public CEP presentations that I presented over an 18 month period at various conferences from March 14, 2006 to September 21, 2007.  These presentations can be viewed here.  For example, my first public CEP presentation: View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: event processing) So far, I [...]

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The Motivation Behind Adaptive Analytics and CEP

Posted on 10/11/08 17 Comments

This is a continuation of The Genesis of Complex Event Processing: Asymmetric Capabilities and CEP, Event Noise and Asymmetric Event Processing where I have been discussing the motivation behind CEP and adaptive analytics in cyberspace. Around the same time that Professor Luckham and his team was working on CEP applications in network management and security [...]

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CEP, Event Noise and Asymmetric Event Processing

Posted on 10/02/08 No Comments

In The Genesis of Complex Event Processing: Asymmetric Capabilities I introduced the abstract concept of “asymmetric processing capabilities” to describe the foundations of complex event processing.   If you take a few moments to review the first CEP projects from Stanford University, you will see that the application of CEP was toward  solving myriad asymmetric event [...]

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A Blast from the Past: Processing Patterns for Predictive Business, March 2006

Posted on 07/09/08 No Comments

For readers interested in complex event processing and a few of the challenges the industry faces, here is a presentation from 28 months back called Processing Patterns for Predictive Business.   This presentation was delivered at the first Workshop on Event Processing – Presentations at IBM Research Labs, Yorktown Heights, March 14-16th 2006. The same key points of [...]

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