A key component of COBIT compliance is audit log management. In this process, audit logs generated by an organization's IT systems and applications are collected, stored, analyzed, and reported. By managing audit logs, organizations are able to identify and investigate security incidents and policy violations within their IT systems, as well as comply with regulatory requirements.
In the context of COBIT, here are some key considerations for audit log management:
The collection and storage of all relevant logs should be done in a secure, tamper-proof manner by organizations.
Audit log retention and disposal policies should be in line with regulatory requirements and risk management considerations.
Security incidents or policy violations should be detected in real-time or near-real-time by analyzing audit logs.
Organizations should be able to generate audit log reports that provide visibility into key metrics and compliance requirements.
Having an audit log monitoring process in place and investigating and responding to incidents as appropriate should be an organizational priority.
As a result, effective audit log management is an essential element of COBIT compliance. By implementing processes and tools (such as the one provided by Logit.io) to collect, store, analyze, and report on audit logs, organizations can improve their ability to detect and respond to security incidents and policy violations and comply with regulatory requirements.