What2Log was a project that began when we saw a noticeable gap in computer security notation in regards to logs. There had not been a centralized resource of what and how to understand the logs of the major operating systems that are used everyday. What2Log was made to fill that exact gap.
Logging is essential in computer security. Computer logs can tell someone everything they need to know about what happened on a particular machine at a particular time. Events can be strung together to create a timeline of several events that happened during a time period.
Logging is generally seen as boring and as a time sink for analysts, but we believe it can be a much easier and more interesting process. Logs contain key information about what happened on a system and are vital, especially in the aftermath of an attack. Learning to better utilize a computers built in logs can allow for a better understanding of an attack as well aside a better understanding of the computers functions.