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?
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.