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Log Management - How to Develop the Right Strategy for Business and Compliance

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With a five-step process, this white paper will provide the reader with guidance on developing a strategic approach to managing and monitoring logs that enables more efficient compliance with regulatory mandates and more effective defense against security threats:

  1. Identify the key drivers for log management at your company.
  2. Identify the systems and applications that fall into the scope of monitoring efforts.
  3. Determine log monitoring security and retention requirements.
  4. Determine what types of events and transactions require monitoring.
  5. Define review and response requirements for detection and prevention.  

A business-focused log management strategy matrix helps guide decisions about technology, processes and services, instead of the reverse. The result is better compliance with information security regulations through more focused collection and retention of data, and audit trail proof of review and response.