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Corporate Best Practices – Check your Security Logs

The ISC emphasizes the best practice of thoroughly checking security logs on a daily basis.  Major security breaches and leakages of customer data continue to be reported.  Discovering issues very early can greatly reduce the impacts associated with unauthrozied access.

Log files – are you reviewing yours? http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=11068

QUOTE:  Logs review should be a intrinsic routine performed by everyone, daily if possible. Whether it be a visual, line by line review* or by using grep, a simple batch script or a state-of-the-art security information and event management system … This should be part of the working day process for all levels of support and security staff; drinking that morning coffee while flicking through the highlights of systems should be part of the job description.

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