Log management in the age of compliance
With each high-profile data breach (TJ Maxx, U.S. Department of Agriculture) or new regulation, security emphasis seems to shift away from the traditional "keep bad guys out" mentality and toward a layered, in-depth, "what's going on in here?" look at IT activity. Organizations are turning to logs to provide a continuous trail of everything that happens with their IT systems and, more importantly, with their data.
Logs of different types are generated from different sources at an astounding rate, allowing for a detailed picture of IT activity.
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