In Syslog we trust?
Assuria, an IT Security software solutions company, providing automated vulnerability assessment, compliance, configuration assurance and log management solutions has released a white paper about Syslog standards' shortcomings! Although, Syslog is normally associated with a format for log messages or a protocol for transmitting syslog format messages between computers, the white paper looks at Syslog from a data integrity perspective.
Most of us, one time or another came across a Syslog implementation with the most popular being the Linux and Unix syslog daemons, would find this paper worth reading as it discusses the various mutually-incompatible standards that are popularly referred to as "syslog", and assessed them against the requirements for data integrity and forensic soundness.
Get Assuria's White Paper from here - http://www.assuria.com/news/39/87/In-Syslog-We-Trust.html