Cloud-based Log Analysis and Visualization

I was giving a talk at RMLL 2010, a french free software conference. The title, Cloud-based Log Analysis and Visualization, already gives the content away. But in case, here is the abstract for the talk:

Cloud computing has changed the way businesses operate, the way businesses make money, and the way business have to protect their assets and information. More and more software applications are moving into the cloud. People are running their proxies in the cloud and soon you will be collecting your logs in the cloud. You shouldn't have to deal with log collection and log management. You should be able to focus your time on getting value out of the logs; to do log analysis and visualization.

In this presentation we will explore how we can leverage the cloud to build security visualization tools. We will discuss some common visualization libraries and have a look at how they can be deployed to solve security problems. We will see how easy it is to quickly stand up such an application. To close the presentation, we will look at a number of security visualization examples that show how security data benefits from visual representations. For example, how can network traffic, firewall data, or IDS data be visualized effectively?