Due to the revolution of the internet, cyber-attacks on unsecured networks are increasing tremendously and organizations are on the verge of data breaches. Securing proprietary information, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), or any other sensitive data have become a daunting task. Preventing business disruption, information theft, and reputational loss is necessary to thrive and survive in the competitive industry.
From performance information to fault and intrusion detection, logs can provide you a lot more things with regard to what is happening on your systems and network along with the timestamps and order of the events. Logs can be invaluable for resource management, instruction detection, and troubleshooting. More importantly, logs can provide an admissible evidence for forensic purposes in the aftermath of an incident. The following sections provide a deep dive into some use-cases of logs.
Data generated by various devices connected in a network and operations being carried out on them is called as log data and we have already discussed why log management is important, considering the exponentially increasing number of attacks and their sophistication. Further, in the last blog post, we dealt with questions that you must your cloud-based log management service provider.
The log management service is often outsourced to a third-party service provider due to the complexity of the process involved in the collection of logs. When a business plans for outsourcing log management to a service provider, business requirements must be given a top-most priority. To start with, a business must identify the goals it desires to accomplish through log management. After locating the required resources, the decision-making body should select a vendor for availing its services.