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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.11

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-92 Guide to Computer Security Log Management
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-92 Guide to Computer Security Log Management Standard or Specification

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Description: This publication seeks to assist organizations in understanding the need for sound computer security log management. This standard provides practical, real-world guidance on developing, implementing, and maintaining effective log management practices throughout an enterprise. The guidance in this publication covers several topics, including establishing log management infrastructures, and developing and performing robust log management processes throughout an organization. The publication presents log management technologies from a high-level viewpoint, and it is not a step-by-step guide to implementing or using log management technologies.

A log is a record of the events occurring within an organization`s systems and networks. Logs are composed of log entries; each entry contains information related to a specific event that has occurred within a system or network. Many logs within an organization contain records related to computer security. These computer security logs are generated by many sources, including security software, such as antivirus software, firewalls, and intrusion detection and prevention systems; operating systems on servers, workstations, and networking equipment; and applications.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.5
Decision Date: 05/06/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Standards Body: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/06/2020).