anton chuvakin Dr. Anton A. Chuvakin

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My very, very old publications site


Dr. Anton Chuvakin was, until recently, a Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) Security and Risk Management Strategies team. Now he is about to embark on a opportunity of a lifetime (to be revealed June 17, 2019)
Anton is a recognized security expert in the field of log management, SIEM and PCI DSS compliance. He is an author of books "Security Warrior", "Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management" and ""PCI Compliance, Third Edition: Understand and Implement Effective PCI Data Security Standard Compliance"" (book website) and a contributor to "Know Your Enemy II", "Information Security Management Handbook" and others. Anton has published dozens of papers on log management, SIEM, correlation, security data analysis, PCI DSS, security management. His blog "Security Warrior" was one of the most popular in the industry.
In addition, Anton teaches classes and presents at many security conferences across the world; he addressed audiences in United States, UK, Australia, Singapore, Spain, Russia and other countries. He works on emerging security standards and serves on advisory boards of several security start-ups.
Most recently, Anton was running his own security consulting practice, focusing on logging, SIEM and PCI DSS compliance for security vendors and Fortune 500 organizations. Dr. Anton Chuvakin was formerly a Director of PCI Compliance Solutions at Qualys. Previously, Anton worked at LogLogic as a Chief Logging Evangelist, tasked with educating the world about the importance of logging for security, compliance and operations. Before LogLogic, Anton was employed by a security vendor in a strategic product management role. Anton earned his Ph.D. degree from Stony Brook University.

Areas of Interest
  • Log management and log analysis
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
  • Security analytics
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Intrusion detection
  • Network forensics
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Incident response and computer forensics
  • Honeynets / honeypots
  • Vulnerability management
  • Threat intelligence
  • Data loss prevention
  • "Social engineering"


Publications and Presentations
"Implementing and Running SIEM: Approaches and Lessons"
"PCI DSS Myths 2010: Why Are They STILL Alive"
"LogChaos: Challenges and Opportunities of Security Log Standardization"
"Logs vs Insiders: Log Data as a Weapon of Choice Against Insider Attacks"
"What Every Organization Should Monitor and Log"
"Simple Log Mining"
"Log Forensics"
"Seven Mistakes of Security Log Management"

Full list of security presentations.
All my presentations on Slideshare.
"Five mistakes of vulnerability management"

Full list of security publications

All my publication on DocStoc.
  • Physics publications
A. Chuvakin and J.Smith, "Evolution program for parton densities with perturbative heavy flavor boundary conditions", Comput.Phys.Commun. 143 (2002) 257-286

Full list of physics publications


Contact Information



Last modified: Mon Jun 10 11:11:11 Pacific Daylight Time 2019