CISA Introduces Enhanced Version of Logging Made Easy for Cybersecurity

Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu Writer

In a move towards bolstering cybersecurity for resource-strapped organizations, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has unveiled an updated release of Logging Made Easy (LME). Originally designed and managed by the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (UK-NCSC), LME offers a centralized log management toolset aimed at improving threat detection and mitigation.

CISA took over Logging Made Easy in April 2023. Since its transition, the product has been refined and now comes with comprehensive installation guides catering to both new and legacy users. CISA’s revamped version maintains the core functionalities of providing real-time insights into device activities, health statuses, and configurations, acting as a security information and event management system.

Chad Poland, the Product Manager for Cyber Shared Services, emphasized that “logging is critical for proactive monitoring of threats and retroactive investigation and remediation in the event of an incident.”

He added that “Logging Made Easy is a tested and reliable solution that can help organizations with limited resources needing a centralized logging capability.”

This Windows-based, free, and open solution has various notable features that enhance its utility:

  • User-friendly integration: LME can be smoothly incorporated into most existing logging and protective monitoring strategies, ensuring minimal disturbance to daily operations and workflow.
  • Event-driven logs: This feature enables security professionals to pinpoint and tackle threats efficiently.
  • Cost-effectiveness: LME’s coding architecture removes financial obstacles for organizations in need of foundational logging and monitoring features.
  • Advanced security protocols: Pre-configured elastic security detection rules are in place to assist analysts in safeguarding organizational assets.

LME is primarily designed for on-premises, Windows-based systems. Interested organizations can access it via CISA’s GitHub. Further enhancements are anticipated, driven by user feedback and operational needs.

For a detailed exploration of the service, individuals and organizations are encouraged to visit CISA’s official Logging Made Easy webpage.

About the Author

About the Author

Kamso Oguejiofor is a former Content Writer at SafetyDetectives. He has over 2 years of experience writing and editing topics about cybersecurity, network security, fintech, and information security. He has also worked as a freelance writer for tech, health, beauty, fitness, and gaming publications, and he has experience in SEO writing, product descriptions/reviews, and news stories. When he’s not studying or writing, he likes to play basketball, work out, and binge watch anime and drama series.