Compliance mandates are frameworks that organizations must implement to meet industry regulations.
Some of these mandates provide guidelines and best practices, while others may be tied to legislation.
With the constant and rapid changes in technology, ensuring that your organization adheres to the relevant regulations is an ongoing process.
So why should you comply?
Simply put, not complying might cost you more than implementing processes to meet regulatory requirements.
By not complying, you might be violating the law, and in case of a data breach, you may face litigation from affected parties.
In either case, millions of dollars in fines or settlements are not unheard of.
Compliance mandates deal with several aspects of business operations that require continuous monitoring and auditing of processes.
They cover the Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability (CIA) triad of information security.
All compliance mandates require that you log events, review them regularly, and retain the logs for a defined period.
In case of a breach, event logs are the only means of identifying what happened and how it happened.
They provide the audit trail required for forensic analysis.
The amount of logging you need to manage for meeting compliance mandates is vast.
Without the right tools, this task will be unmanageable.
NXLog allows you to collect logs from diverse systems, normalize and process data, and then aggregate the processed data to a central repository.
This post will highlight areas where NXLog can help you meet compliance requirements related to monitoring and logging.