Data breaches happen practically every day. Personal, including financial and medical data leak to cyber criminals as well as intelligence agencies. Some notable breaches include the Equifax breach, where dozens of personal data fields were leaked, and the recently announced Marriott breach, where passports, credit… Read More »Preventing Various Types of Data Breaches
Audit trail Category: Learn more about audit trail, how to protect it, and how to use it as digital evidence in court.
When a person hears the term “audit”, the first association is related to paper documentation requested, reviewed, and analyzed by the audit department on a regular basis or in case of fraud or abnormal activities. Nowadays, when all businesses are striving to go digital, audits… Read More »Audit Trail – Purpose, Importance and Best Practices
Many organizations understand that the integrity of their audit trail is important only after a security incident takes place and they realize they cannot rely on their audit logs. Having had a lot of experience in this area here at LogSentinel, as an information security… Read More »Webinar: Audit Trail in Large Organisations
It’s been almost two years since GDPR came into force. During this period, many huge companies were under the hackers’ radar and they suffered from losing both reputation and financial assets.
The SentinelTrails add-on, LogSentinel’s blockchain-protected, secure audit trail, is now available on Heroku marketplace, starting at $0/mo. Swiftly deploy SentinelTrails add-on using Heroku, and ensure that all your logs, data and documents are protected. SentinelTrails Features Immutable Evidence The blockchain-based technology does not allow any… Read More »SentinelTrails Is Now Available On Heroku Beta
Logs are ubiquitous in IT – they are semi-structured pieces of information about the behavior of a system and its users. Many standards, regulations and best practices assume and require the existence of logs. Consequently, many systems collect those logs and make use of them for… Read More »Log Collectors Landscape: SIEM, Log Collectors, UEBA, and Audit Trail
It is for a good reason that “integrity” is one of the three main aspects of information security. Lack of data integrity can be a serious issue in many cases, as we have already discussed in our post “3 Reasons Not to Ignore Data Integrity”.… Read More »Does Your SIEM Guarantee Log Integrity? And Does It Make You Compliant?
Most large enterprises are using SAP’s ERP system. And the larger the enterprise is, the more compliance requirements it has to cover. This means, in part, that it’s vital to have the SAP Security Audit Log enabled, properly configured and properly protected. What is SAP Security Audit… Read More »How to Protect Your SAP Audit Logs
Non-repudiation is a key property in many contexts – it means that the author of some message cannot deny that they produced the message. This property has a particular meaning in the context of audit trail and logs in general. As pointed out by Eric Knapp:… Read More »Why You Need Non-Repudiation of Logs and How Blockchain Helps
HIPAA, the US healthcare regulation, has some rigid requirements about data security and privacy. That aligns perfectly with LogSentinel’s mission so we decided to help our customers in their HIPAA compliance efforts by providing a clear mapping between HIPAA requirements and LogSentinel SIEM’s functionality. #… Read More »How To Cover HIPAA Security Rule Regarding Audit Trail
There are a lot of products that allow collecting data, aggregating it, and displaying it for security or monitoring purposes. That includes SIEMs (Security information and event management systems), UEBAs (User and entity behavior analytics), log collectors, and catch-all multi-purpose data platforms (like Splunk). And… Read More »Track Events You Have Not Tracked Before
Bulgarian e-government’s main data exchange component is storing its audit trail in LogSentinel’s SentinelTrails solution since June last year, as LogSentinel donated it to the state e-government agency. We have recently taken the solution a step further and introduced an open data functionality which makes the… Read More »Blockchain and Open Data – LogSentinel Brings More Transparency to Government Audit Trail
Logs – every system has them, but companies don’t usually pay much attention to them. At least not until a problem occurs. Log aggregation solutions come handy in many scenarios – tracing production issues, alerting on service degradation, fixing bugs, forensics, fraud detection. We’ve argued,… Read More »Comparison: LogSentinel vs Splunk vs Loggly, etc.
Digital Identity is a hot topic and is applicable to a wide range of scenarios. Virtually any organization has some form of digital identity in order to authenticate its employees, and some organizations, like banks and governments, have been identity providers to millions of people… Read More »NIST: Digital Identity Requires Secure Audit Trail
PRESS RELEASE: Blockchain company LogSentinel Pushes The Next Frontier Putting Corporate Docs On The Ledger
Highlights: Blockchain and AI are now responsible for keeping confidential commercial files safe New Models of strategic partnership keep data on the blockchain Revolutionizing supply chains – no more confusion and fraud across partners The hype about blockchain technology and all the use cases where… Read More »PRESS RELEASE: Blockchain company LogSentinel Pushes The Next Frontier Putting Corporate Docs On The Ledger
Documents are at the center of many organizational processes. They make processes traceable and people accountable. However, documents are by default not protected from manipulation – anyone with access to a document can modify it and it will be hard to reconstruct the original document.… Read More »Protecting Documents Against Fraud and Manipulation With Blockchain
Central European Startup Awards (CESA) is part of the Global Startup Awards, aiming to unlock startups’ full potential by gathering the best ideas and minds from 63 countries across Europe, Asia, and Africa. In this year’s competition LogSentinel was awarded for ‘Best AI/ Machine Learning… Read More »LogSentinel Wins 2 Awards at the Central European Startup Awards Bulgaria 2019
Audit logs are a core component for the security of every system – without them there’s no visibility of who did what and for what purpose. There are audits, there are forensic investigations after security incidents, there’s compliance – all of that is impossible without… Read More »Scanning for Logs to Be Secured by SentinelTrails
Many large organizations prefer to have their audit trail stored within their own infrastructure. Due to their structure and policies they are reluctant to use cloud services. Using a cloud service has the additional benefit of responsibility segregation – your sysadmins may not have the… Read More »Protecting On-Premise Audit Trail
We are happy to announce that you can now use SentinelTrails in your Heroku deployments. The SentinelTrails addon can be found here. SentinelTrails is a blockchain-enabled secure audit trail. It will help you take control of the data you store and will ease your log… Read More »Try SentinelTrails In Your Heroku Deployment
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is core to many enterprise architectures. Centralizing the authentication is mandatory once you have more than a few systems, and IAM providers fill that requirement nicely. On first thought it might seem blockchain has nothing to do with IAM. But… Read More »Blockchain Use-Cases for IAM
An audit trail (or audit log) is something both intuitive and misleading at the same time. There are many definitions of an audit trail, and all of them give you an idea of what it is about: A system that traces the detailed transactions relating… Read More »What is an Audit Trail in IT Context?
Data integrity, or the certainty that data has not been modified, is important in many cases – from communication protocols, through low-level data storage systems, to business-critical databases. Due to our reliance on the data we have, we need to guarantee it hasn’t been tampered… Read More »3 Reasons Not To Ignore Data Integrity
You are likely using a log collector – Graylog, Splunk, Loggly, logstash, logz.io, scylar, CloudWatch logs, etc. And log collectors are absolutely mandatory for any deployment of more than one machine (though they are very useful even in that case). They collect all your logs… Read More »How LogSentinel SIEM Complements Log Collectors
A recent EU report on the cybersecurity of elections has warned member states of potential threats for the upcoming European elections. The US midterms are just a week away and concerns about the integrity of the election process are mounting. Even though very few countries vote online,… Read More »Election Security and the Importance of Audit Trail
The hype about GDPR is dying off, as apparently the world didn’t end on May 25th. However, best practices in data protection are still valid, and we’d like to focus on logging as one of them.
The Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366, PSD2) has been hailed as a game-changer that will transform the payment services landscape in Europe. While this outspoken enthusiasm reflects the deep changes it will bring, it sometimes fails to note that the increased freedom and elimination of market… Read More »The Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and its Logging Requirements
LogSentinel’s solution will supercharge the eGovernment information security in Bulgaria by providing a secure audit trail to help protect the personal data of all Bulgarian citizens. The country’s State e-Government Agency implements LogSentinel’s software solution to prevent the misuse of personal data through modern cryptographic technologies, including… Read More »LogSentinel’s Blockchain Solution is Now Powering Bulgarian eGovernment
Read More »LogSentinel Now in Beta
After more than half a year of development, LogSentinel has successfully passed its alpha version and is now officially in its beta stage. We would like to thank the individuals and organizations who were with us during the initial phase and whose valuable feedback allowed us to make the stable release.
Bozhidar Bozhanov is co-founder and the CEO at LogSentinel. He is a senior software engineer and solution architect with 15 years of experience in the software industry. Bozhidar has been a speaker at numerous conferences and is among the popular bloggers and influencers in the technical field. He’s also a former government advisor on e-government, transparency and information security.