Next month, CAS Severn will host an educational webinar on the Top 10 Security Mistakes (and How to Fix Them). Our IT Security lead Dennis Webb will host this 45-minute session and discuss common errors he sees, and provide guidance on how to correct these problems and improve your overall security posture.
In the coming weeks, we’ll detail mistakes 10 through 6 here on our blog. Dennis will do a deeper dive on mistakes 1-5 at our webinar on July 22.
Mistake 10: Forgetting about log management
Almost every system, application, or device out there creates logs, be it Microsoft, Linux, Adobe, internal mail systems, or others. Logs can be about errors or normal activity, but there are also logs about security. The information is at your fingertips, and ignoring it can be a critical mistake.
Security logs will be able to identify the problems that are being reported and may help spot a possible attack. If someone is trying to break into a system through an application, you may be able to stop it before it happens. In many cases, breaches do have warning labels that can be found in your logs.
Checking on these logs can be done either manually or through a solution that helps condense and prioritize your organization’s logs. Ideally, administrators will check on their logs as often as possible, but specifically look at the security logs at least once per day.