Finding the needles in a log file haystack


Westphal, a 17-year information technology professional, is an information security consultant with a large payment processing company. Skilled in troubleshooting and process analysis, specific expertise in security areas includes forensics, operating system and network security, intrusion detection, incident handling, vulnerability analysis and policy development. Westphal has been a CISSP since 2001 and a CISA since 2008. You can reach her at

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