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By Phillip Q. Maier

As law and laws evolve, the severe desire for economical and effective IT audit and tracking ideas will keep growing. Audit and hint Log administration: Consolidation and research deals a finished creation and rationalization of necessities and challenge definition, and likewise provides a multidimensional resolution set with huge applicability throughout quite a lot of enterprises. Itprovidesa wealth of knowledge within the kind of processwalkthroughs. those comprise challenge selection, standards gathering,scope definition, threat overview, compliance pursuits, systemdesign and structure, implementation and operational demanding situations, productand answer review, verbal exchange plans, undertaking managementchallenges, and deciding on go back on funding (ROI). through the use of templates, instruments, and samples that increase your knowing of strategies and answer units, the writer effectively emphasizes the middle subject matters of the booklet. He additionally contains many diagrams all through his dialogue that reduction in a transparent verbal exchange of strategy and answer options. This quantity allows you to achieve the information, standpoint, and perception had to independently enforce a winning audit and tracking administration approach adapted to the original necessities of your company.

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Take, for example, Question 1 where we asked the nature of the logging currently being conducted. Potentially based on their answer and our follow-on analysis, we may find that their level of auditing is inadequate for our needs, or to meet policy requirements. But if in Question 2 they answer with some small volume of data, say 1 Mb a day, but our analysis indicates their logging should be set at a higher level, we’ll have to re-estimate our sizing based on changes that we made when analyzing Question 1 in order to put their logging into audit compliance.

Other change factors that may affect their answer here in respect to volumes of data being collected is their retention schedule. fm Page 33 Wednesday, March 1, 2006 10:40 PM Taking Stock, What Is in Place Today Ⅲ 33 that they are not in compliance with the audit log retention period, possibly retaining log records for too short a timeframe, and are also at the wrong level of logging (too low a setting), this could have an extensive impact on the volume of stored data that needs to be accounted for in your planning and design.

They may not care what the medium is, just as long as they continue to have access to the stored logs for the timeframe they are accustomed to in their legacy environment. In some cases, it is time to revamp the legacy storage medium, because the mere process of migrating the data between the various storage media may procedurally cost more than the perceived cost savings associated with the lower-cost storage medium. 5. What Is the “Write per Second” Timeframe? How Many Records per Second Are Generated and Logged?

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