Event log files should be periodically reviewed to ensure that users with special privileges are accessing and modifying data in line with their organisation’s guidelines to ensure accountability and security best practises are upheld. By analysing internal activities in this way, you can take steps to identify and prevent suspicious activity taking place.
If this is also implemented inline with regularly reviewed user permissions and closely regulated role-based access controls you can make a considerable difference in reducing the risks commonly associated with internal data and security breaches.
To assist in restricting internal users access to unauthorised data, Logit.io also provides Managed Open Distro which allows users to use Read Only Kibana & Read Only Dashboard roles with index, document and field level access restrictions .
If a breach were to occur in an area of your organisation, audit logs play a vital role in assisting analysts to understand the actions that led up to a critical information security event.
By providing an electronic record of activities within your reporting platform, data analysts can trace what actions led to disaster in order to resolve any incidents and ensure preventative measures are taken as part of future planning.
As part of taking preventative measures and subsequently ensure compliant activities, users will find that long term retention of internal activities logs to be of great importance. By backing up these events, a bigger picture of long term user behaviour can be visited at any point when this data later becomes relevant.