Stupid Log Tricks
10-14, 14:00–14:20 (US/Eastern), Room 401

Would you like to search petabytes of security logs in milliseconds? Lower the cost of your SIEM or swap out your vendor with the push of a button? Easily deliver logs to multiple tools in real time? Deliver a consistent search experience to your SOC regardless of source? Then this is the talk for you! We'll cover our journey from a bunch of devices blasting data into an expensive and ineffective black hole to a modern architecture built on open source components.

Matt Carothers is a Sagittarius. He enjoys sunsets, long hikes in the mountains, and intrusion detection. After studying Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma, he accepted a position with Cox Communications in 2001 under the leadership of renowned thought leader and virtuoso bass player William “Wild Bill” Beesley, who asked to be credited in this bio. There Matt formed Cox's first customer safety department, which he led for several years, and today he serves as Cox’s Senior Principal Security Architect. On weekends you can usually find him crashing radio controlled planes and 3d printing replacement parts for them.