Logging and Alerting Guide

An FRSecure Self-Help Document of Guidelines and Best Practices

Incidents happen to all businesses. They're entirely unavoidable. Logging and alerting are useful practices that businesses can use to reduce the impact of a security incident, though. Automatically isolating the key events you need to know about and when you need to know about them allows organizations to be instantly notified of critical events.

This guide is meant to be a starting point for your business. It paints a picture of what things you need to be thinking about when implementing logging and alerting practices, and allows you to mold and shape policies and procedures from its recommendations.

This document will help you:

  • Understand what a logging and alerting configuration looks like
  • Determine what types of data should be logged
  • Shape recommendations into actions and policies while logging the changes


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