Protect your data with secure and compliant log collection & management
Managing and, importantly, analyzing, log data is crucial to staying in front of evolving regulations regardless of what industry you operate in. Event logging and forensic analysis make it easy to comply with these regulations.
HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FERPA and more!
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created primarily to modernize the flow of healthcare information, stipulating how Personally Identifiable Information maintained by the healthcare and healthcare insurance industries should be protected from fraud and theft, and to address limitations on healthcare insurance coverage.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) consists of a minimum set of necessary requirements that every merchant and/or service provider must meet in order to protect the cardholder data of their customers.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education and gives parents, and eventually the students, certain rights with respect to their children’s education records.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Though it was drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), it imposes obligations onto organizations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU.
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), is a federal privacy law in Canada for private organizations, setting out ground rules to ensure that the private and confidential information about an organizations customers and employees are secured.
The Privacy Act of 1988
The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) was introduced to promote and protect the privacy of individuals and to regulate how Australian Government agencies and organisations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, and some other organisations, handle personal information.
Japan’s first foray into data protection legislation came with the adoption of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) in 2003. APPI was one of the first data protection regulations in Asia. It received a major overhaul in September 2015 after a series of high profile data breaches shook Japan, making it clear APPI’s requirements no longer met present day needs.
The Information Technology Act 2000 (ITA 2000) provides the legislation around e-commerce, electronic contracts and e-signatures for India. It also defines certain acts of cybercrime and outlines penalties. It was notified on October 17, 2000 by the Indian parliament.
If a data breach occurs, being able to pinpoint exactly what happened is essential to be able to prevent a similar breach from occurring again in the future. A full accounting of what happened may also be required by the relevant authorities.
The ultimate goal is to dramatically reduce the mean time to detection (MTTD) and mean time to resolution (MTTR). Doing so can help reduce any liability on behalf of the organization and can help minimize the actual damage done by a breach.
Collecting information such as event logs is only the first part of the equation. The most important part of the process is forensically analyzing the data to determine who accessed what within the network, and what they did while they were there.
Organizations in any industry must comply with various regulations:
Organizations involved in providing healthcare or related services need to comply with information security guidelines laid out as part of legislation in the relevant country. For example, in the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), recommends that organizations in the healthcare sector establish a comprehensive audit and event logging regime across data stores, applications, and operating systems.
Financial services organizations are required to protect their customers’ personal financial information. The Financial Modernization Act of 1999 (also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) compels US-based financial institutions to protect customer information. In Australia the Privacy Act of 1988 includes similar requirements, while the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects European customers.
All publicly-traded companies in the United States have to submit an annual assessment of the effectiveness of their internal financial auditing controls to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) affects all publicly-traded companies and focuses on the accountability and integrity of the financial reporting process for a public company. Log files contain a wealth of information that can be mined for details that will assist in detecting system problems and providing an audit trail for incident response and forensic investigation.
SNARE Enterprise Tools help organizations comply with SOX by providing a centralized repository where logs collected from disparate systems can be collected, normalized, aggregated, and archived, which supports SOX Section 404’s IT process controls. These logs form the basis of the internal controls.
Retailers need to be PCI-compliant. This means you need to satisfy various requirements to demonstrate that your customers’ payment card information is protected.
Payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS) were developed to help prevent credit card fraud for organizations that process credit card payments. A part of the requirements for retailers, you must:
The Snare Central Server is designed with forensic examination and compliance in mind, and is ideal for investigating events because:
Snare Agents also contribute to forensic analysis by:
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