In part 5, we looked at auditing your network device logs. A decade ago, security professionals were primarily concerned about network perimeter and endpoint security. While those concerns are still valid, technological advancements have created new scenarios that need to be addressed.

You may have users working on cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Office 365. You may have users who travel or work from home. What if one of these remote users connect to a network that’s not secure? What if they unknowingly download a malicious file to their device? What if someone copies customer data stored in one of your cloud platforms?

These scenarios can be difficult to handle, especially because we don’t have as much control over the cloud as we do over our on-premises servers. Cloud security is fast becoming the top priority for CIOs. To truly gain visibility into all user interactions with data, you need to analyze audit logs from both your cloud platforms (including AWS, Azure, and Office 365) and your on-premises servers.

New data protection regulations across the globe are stressing stringent data security measures. Remember, your cloud platforms see user-data interactions and must be audited. Mandatory data breach reporting mandates, which require organizations to notify the authorities about personal data breaches, are another trend we are seeing across the globe.

Security auditing and SIEM solutions have always had and perhaps always will have a crucial role to play in compliance. If you’d like to learn more about the role of the SIEM in the GDPR, register for our free upcoming webinar.

With new regulations and advanced cyberthreats, now is as good a time as any to evaluate your incident detection and response systems and ensure you have deployed adequate security technology in your organization. Don’t wait to be sanctioned by regulatory compliance. Don’t wait to be breached. Instead, SIEMplify with Log360.

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