Audit and Trace Log Management: Consolidation and Analysis

Phillip Q. Maier

April 5, 2006 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 192 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849327254 - CAT# AU2725

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Features

  • Provides an in-depth introduction to audit logging
  • Enables readers to conduct a thorough review of their existing logging systems
  • Discusses how to determine what information to capture and how to do it
  • Reviews the challenges of archiving logs and successfully retrieving archived data
  • Offers options and solutions regarding audit and monitoring in support of forensics
  • Examines a variety of approaches that includes both commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions and internally developed software
  • Summary

    As regulation and legislation evolve, the critical need for cost-effective and efficient IT audit and monitoring solutions will continue to grow. Audit and Trace Log Management: Consolidation and Analysis offers a comprehensive introduction and explanation of requirements and problem definition, and also delivers a multidimensional solution set with broad applicability across a wide range of organizations.

    Itprovidesa wealth of information in the form of processwalkthroughs. These include problem determination, requirements gathering,scope definition, risk assessment, compliance objectives, systemdesign and architecture, implementation and operational challenges, productand solution evaluation, communication plans, project managementchallenges, and determining Return on Investment (ROI). By using templates, tools, and samples that enhance your understanding of processes and solution sets, the author successfully emphasizes the core themes of the book. He also includes many diagrams throughout his discussion that aid in a clear communication of process and solution recommendations.

    This volume enables you to gain the knowledge, perspective, and insight needed to independently implement a successful audit and monitoring management system tailored to the unique requirements of your organization.