If your enterprise suffers a security breach and you’re forced to activate your intrusion remediation plan, your system log is likely to be your first destination to try to trace the path of where things went wrong. In too many instances, IT discovers that logs are either not adequate or they were not being sufficiently monitored to be able to detect the signs of an impending breach.
Many attacks can be prevented if logs and monitoring are prioritized. Nearly all breaches occur because logging and monitoring are not at levels that will detect an intruder probing around the system, looking for vulnerability.
Testing for security weakness
It’s important to work through some test probes to see where your system is weak and have someone monitoring those tests to cross-reference whether every probe is detectable in your system by your logging. This helps you identify areas where you’re likely to experience a breach.
Likely areas of vulnerability
There are particular areas where a lack of logging and monitoring can be especially problematic, including:
Putting prevention measures in place
Your intrusion remediation plan requires a few key actions to ensure that data is protected by safeguards.
Creating a comprehensive intrusion remediation plan must include specific guidelines around logging and monitoring. To get started with securing your enterprise against a breach, contact us at BlackPoint It Services.