• Effective audit log management supports compliance, accountability, and security.
  • An Audit log is essentially a record of events and changes. IT devices across your network create logs based on events. Audit logs are records of these event logs, typically regarding a sequence of activities or a specific activity. Audit logs vary significantly between devices, applications, and operating systems but typically, they capture events by recording who did something, what they did, and how the system responded.
  • Audit logs take note of just about every change within a system, providing a complete track record of your system’s operations. Therefore, audit logs are a valuable resource for admins and auditors who want to examine suspicious activity on a network or diagnose and troubleshoot issues. These audit logs can give an administrator invaluable insight into what behaviour is normal and what isn’t. A log file event, for example, will show what activity was attempted and whether it succeeded. This can be useful when identifying whether a system has been compromised by a bad actor looking to undertake cyber crime or fraud.
  • Advantages of an audit log:
  • • Improving security by providing records of all IT activity, including suspicious activity
  • Risk management – they let you show partners, customers, and regulators you’re taking measures to prevent issues before they occur.
  • • Proving compliance with common regulations especially privacy
  • • Gaining insight for network engineers, help desk staff, developers, and administrators who are likely to use log audits to boost performance, increase accountability, and keep the system stable.
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