The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) establishes requirements for the integrity of the source data used in financial transactions and reporting. In particular, auditors are looking at regulated data residing in databases connected to enterprise applications. To prove the integrity of financial data, companies must extend… Read More »Using SIEM for Simplifying SOX Compliance
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VPN in Time of Pandemic: Best Practices In the times of the COVID-19 crisis, many employees are working from home. The general best practice is to allow them to connect to the corporate network through VPN. That is important for the security of the organization… Read More »VPN Logs: Best Practices of Monitoring and Detecting Anomalies
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
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
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
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
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.
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 Mueller Indictment of 12 Russian agents was released last week. It is a very interesting read as a whole, but it outlines some particular aspects of cybersecurity. During the hacking of DCCC and DNC networks, the Conspirators covered their tracks by intentionally deleting logs [..]… Read More »The Mueller Indictment: Proof That You Need Secure Logs
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.
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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.