Log Management solutions for compliance and improved security!
Lark Security’s log management solutions provide key insight into the security and effectiveness of your systems and applications- allowing you to identify sources of issues and vulnerabilities.
Log management refers to the process of collecting, reviewing, evaluating, storing and disposing of log files that are automatically produced whenever a security event occurs in your system or applications.
These log files typically record all types of activities between users such as message logs, audit logs, transaction logs, server logs or event logs. As you can imagine, log management produces a large amount of data and therefore requires the use of log management tools such as splunk log monitoring that can handle massive amounts of data as they are generated by all your systems.
Log management helps companies proactively secure their environments and improve their system performance. Logs are useful to your technology team as they provide insight that they can use to identify the root cause of system and application issues and make improvements to security and performance.
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Enterprise log management typically consists of 7 steps:
1. Log Collection
This refers to the use of log management solutions to collect data across all your IT assets. You can either configure the type of information you want to collect based on each of your device’s settings or collect all data then use a log management tool to analyze it after. Which approach you use is based on factors such as your business environment, level of risk and cost .etc.
2. Centralized Log Aggregation
The log collection process produces large volumes of data regardless of which approach you use. After the data is collected it must then be aggregated to one central location. This is one of the main benefits of log management as it allows you to evaluate and manage all system and application logs from one central place. The main challenge is that the information is usually collected in different log formats which makes it difficult to transform the files so that they can be analyzed easily.
Organizations use logging tools to configure and receive alerts for security events from the centralized logging solution.
4. Log Storage and Log Retention
Storing large amounts of data indefinitely is extremely costly and unnecessary. In this step, the business reviews the logs and evaluates how long they need to store logs, where they will be stored and how.
5. Log Rotation
This process is typically automated and allows organizations to configure rules on aspects such as moving log files, renaming log files, resizing log files and deleting log files that meet certain criteria.
6. Log Analysis
The use of log management tools allows companies to analyze the data they collect from their logs and use that information to detect issues and threats.
7. Log Search and Log Reporting
As logs are all aggregated in one central location, log management tools search and report on configured criteria across both structured logs and unstructured logs to provide information that can be used to improve security, troubleshoot and comply with regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC, FedRAMP and HITRUST.
Why is Log Management important?
There are many benefits to having a reliable
log management solution:
Improved visibility across your entire IT environment.
Aggregated storage for all system and application logs
Ongoing system monitoring with alerts for security incidents
Advanced security across your organization
Compliance to industry standards and regulations
Lark Security Log Management
Lark Security helps organizations build, implement and manage their ongoing Log Management Programs.
Our log management processes are tailored to meet the requirements and objectives of our clients.
Lark Security Log Management Experts will help you:
Develop your log management program objectives and processes
Document your log management process and log management policies
Configure the best log management tools to meet your objectives
Provide guidance on best practice for transmitting, analyzing, storing, archiving and disposal of log information
Analyze log data to improve your troubleshooting and overall IT security program
Report on the log management program to meet the requirements of your IT security audit.
What is logging?
Logging refers to the use of log management solutions to collect data across all your IT assets. You can either configure the type of information you want to collect based on each of your device’s settings or collect all data then use a log management tool to analyze it after. Which approach you use is based on factors such as your business environment, level of risk and cost .etc.
What is log management?
Log management refers to the process of collecting, reviewing, evaluating, disposing and storing files that are automatically produced whenever a security event occurs in your system or applications
What are system logs?
System logs are text files that show recorded events from systems and applications - including event details and dates.
What is log data?
Log data refers to files that are automatically produced and reported whenever a security event happens within your system.
Log management software?
There are many options for log management software including Splunk, SolarWinds, Sematext, Datadog, LogDNA to name a few. Which one you choose depends on your business environment, risk, log management objectives and budget.
Why is Log Management important?
There are many benefits to having a reliable log management solution:
- Improved visibility across your entire IT environment.
- Aggregated storage for all system and application logs
- Ongoing system monitoring with alerts for security incidents
- Enhanced troubleshooting
- Advanced security across your organization
- Compliance to industry standards and regulations
About Lark Security
Lark Security is the leading provider of Cybersecurity Audit Readiness Solutions. The company is dedicated to helping organizations build, improve and manage resilient cybersecurity programs that guard sensitive data, comply with industry regulations and provide competitive advantage. Lark Security is recognized as a trusted and experienced advisor for audit readiness solutions to comply with HITRUST, PCI DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, CMMC, ISO 27001, NIST and FedRAMP.
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