Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

K. Kurniawan, A. Ekelhart, E. Kiesling, D. Winkler:
"Virtual Knowledge Graphs for Federated Log Analysis";
Talk: ARES 2021: The 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Vienna, Austria; 2021-08-17 - 2021-08-20; in: "Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security, (ARES)", ACM, (2021), ISBN: 978-1-4503-9051-4.

English abstract:
Security professionals rely extensively on log data to monitor IT
infrastructures and investigate potentially malicious activities. Existing systems support these tasks by collecting log messages in
a database, from where log events can be queried and correlated.
Such centralized approaches are typically based on a relational
model and store log messages as plain text, which offers limited
flexibility for the representation of heterogeneous log events and
the connections between them. A knowledge graph representation
can overcome such limitations and enable graph pattern-based log
analysis, leveraging semantic relationships between objects that
appear in heterogeneous log streams. In this paper, we present a
method to dynamically construct such log knowledge graphs at
query time, i.e., without a priori parsing, aggregation, processing,
and materialization of log data. Specifically, we propose a method
that - for a given query formulated in SPARQL - dynamically constructs a virtual log knowledge graph directly from heterogeneous
raw log files across multiple hosts and contextualizes the result
with internal and external background knowledge. We evaluate the
approach across multiple heterogeneous log sources and machines
and see encouraging results that indicate that the approach is viable
and facilitates ad-hoc graph-analytic queries in federated settings.

Semantic Log Analysis, Virtual Log Graphs, Dynamic Log Extraction, Decentralized Log Querying, Forensics

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