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Analysis and comparison of Log Shipment solutions at AWS S3 for Windows 10

Colmenar Lamas, F.M. (2021) Analysis and comparison of Log Shipment solutions at AWS S3 for Windows 10.

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Abstract:Increasing a company’s visibility raises the quality and effectiveness of all other existing security solutions. The objective was to implement an endpoint log forwarding solution for the Windows 10 devices of the company About You. To accomplish the objective, several concepts and knowledge in the scope of log management solutions were studied, as well as the use of AmazonWeb Services (AWS) dedicated to these activities. After analyzing the different solutions, Kinesis Windows Agent was chosen to implement the endpoint log shipment solution. Because it provides a serverless architecture, where the agent sends logs from the endpoints to Kinesis Firehose. In addition, it does not require any heavy-weight dependencies and its configuration is straightforward. Also, since Kinesis Firehose is an AWS managed service, there is no need to handle the scaling or fault tolerance issues common in a client-server architecture and it integrates seamlessly with S3. Regarding the implementation, the code for the installation and maintenance of the Kinesis Windows Agent was mainly developed in Powershell scripts triggered remotely using Ninjarmm. And the AWS infrastructure code required for this project was developed using Terraform. In addition, through Gitlab’s CI/CD pipeline, AWS resources are automatically updated if the code is modified.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
About You, Hamburg, Germany
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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