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Event Log Management Best Practices: Define your Audit Policy Categories (Part 1)

Speaking of networks as “living entities,” records of all events taking place in your environment are being logged right now into event logs and Syslog files across your servers, workstations and networking devices. Has somebody gained unauthorized to key enterprise information –such as customer credit card data, employees, patient or financial records or others? Is your compliance officer asking for SOX-centric reports? The best way to react and respond is by collecting, archiving, analyzing, alerting and reporting on key information entries stored in your log files. Compliance standards such as SOX, Basel II, HIPAA, GLB, FISMA, PCI DSS, and NISPOM require this. Log management is a truly daunting task because log files can come from many different sources, in various formats, and in large quantities. Just consider that one single Windows server can generate 1GB of log data in just one single day! In order to stay on top of […]

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