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DEFINITION: In accounting, an audit trail is the sequence of paperwork that validates or invalidates accounting entries. In computing, the term is also used for an electronic or paper log used to trackcomputer activity. Forexample, a corporate employee might have access to a section of a network in acorporation such as billing but be unauthorized to access all other sections. Ifthat employee attempts to access  … 
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Endpoint Security Compliance: Top 19 Questions Auditors Ask
sponsored by Lumension
WEBCAST: This webcast reveals the 19 questions auditors will ask about your endpoints. View now to explore key recommendations on how to maintain compliance so that you will be ready come audit time.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 11, 2014

Lumension

IAM Buyer's Guide: 5 Key Questions to Ask
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide gives answers to 5 key questions that need to be asked before choosing an IAM solution. The questions range from the benefits of IAM solutions to suitability concerns.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

EMC Corporation

The CISO's Guide to a Full Night's Sleep
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource shows the damages that can be caused by data breaches and audits and highlights an identity and access management solution that mitigates risk and ensures compliance.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

EMC Corporation

What You Should Know About HIPPA and The Omnibus Final Rule
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains the latest changes in HIPAA with the Omnibus Final Rule, and offers industry-leading advice on how to ensure compliance.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Iron Mountain

Avoiding Cloud Security Audit Pitfalls
sponsored by INetU Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource defines the top 5 most common cloud audit pitfalls, and offers suggestions on how to avoid each.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

INetU Inc.

Airlines Have the Highest Standards for Compliance - Airlines’ Sky-High Data Volumes Need Down-to-Earth Protection
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This article focuses on the compliance challenges that airlines face from the various groups monitoring them and the concerns they have about the widespread use of personally identifiable information (PII).
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

Peak 10

Audits, Compliance and Security: ITPros share their experience
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper talks about a solution that allows users to better track and audit malicious or unintentional changes to their Windows environment. It gives interviews with users from various industries to see how the solution worked for them.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Real-world Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Unix-based Systems
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Unix systems face special IAM challenges. Discover how to be overcome them with the right practices and tools, enabling you to enhance security, achieve compliance and dramatically improve operational efficiency.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2013

Dell Software

Software Asset Management Webinar
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WEBCAST: Watch this important webcast to learn strategies and tactics you should be implementing now to ready for the inevitable software audit. Discover how to take a proactive approach to software asset management (SAM)
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 27, 2014

CDW Corporation

Are You Prepared for a Software Audit?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the key elements of a software End User License Agreements (EULA) audit. Click through to explore 5 ways software asset management (SAM) can help you ensure compliance.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

CDW Corporation

Printing: a false sense of security?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Louella Fernandes and Bob Tarzey show how secure printing technology can provide authentication, authorisation and accounting capabilities, helping businesses improve document security and meet compliance regulations.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Effective print security for SMBs
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom  discuss how integrated print management provides SMBs with a simple and scalable approach for print security.
Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Active Directory Auditing: What It Is, and What It Isn’t
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the problems that stem from Active Directory (AD) native audit loggings, the functionalities you really need from your AD auditing solution for efficient management.
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 | Published: 25 Feb 2013

Dell Software

Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from the book Virtualization Security, includes a 30% discount for Computer Weekly readers.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Total Quality Assurance for Businesses with a Global Business Plan
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Establishing a business that is competitive on a global spectrum can be challenging. View this white paper to learn more about how you can deploy a complete quality assurance package that provides the support your business needs. It outlines what you should be looking for in a source so you can be certain you've made the right selection.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 | Published: 18 Feb 2013

IFS

Save money with a centralized accounts payable strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Review the benefits of an innovative accounts payable strategy that promises to completely automate and provide increased visibility into AP workflow, eliminate the time, errors, and costs associated with traditional invoice processing, and much more.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

Iron Mountain

Discover How Mail Express Solves 2 of Your Biggest IT Headaches
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: Mail Express can easily solve your most troublesome headaches surrounding email and it can reduce costs, too. Get all the answers instantly when you download this whitepaper.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

GlobalScape

System z: Making great security even better
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Adopting an information protection approach enables your enterprise to ensure that critical data stored in your systems is authentic, secure and available. Read on to learn how proactive solutions to information protection can help minimize the risk your organization faces today.
Posted: 30 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

IBM

Novartis AG Success Story: How Novartis Increased Disposition Capabilities Ten-fold
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: One of the top expenses of healthcare company Novartis is over-retention of records. This case study details the data retention solution they adopted that helped them improve their records management strategy. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 26 Jul 2013

IBM

Strategies to Maintain PCI DSS Compliance
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide outlines strategies for streamlining key PCI DSS processes to ensure that comprehensive compliance is achieved efficiently – for maximum business benefit.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Lending Tools Streamlines Over 1,100 File Transfer Tasks with MOVEit
sponsored by Ipswitch File Transfer
CASE STUDY: This case study details the solution LendingTools.com put in place that provided the file management and automation they need to manage, automate, secure, and monitor large volumes of data for their customers. View now to learn more!
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Ipswitch File Transfer

Rochester General Relies on MOVEit to Transfer Medical Records and Meet HIPAA/HITECH Compliance
sponsored by Ipswitch File Transfer
CASE STUDY: This two-page case study unveils the security solution Rochester General Hospital put in place to help them quickly, easily, and securely track file transfers while simultaneously complying all regulatory requirements.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Ipswitch File Transfer

SearchCompliance.com E-guide: A lesson in database security: What every compliance officer needs to know
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Too many enterprise databases are leaking sensitive information. Yet the solution to these problems is simple: user education, coupled with a new breed of database activity monitoring tools. This e-guide provides guidelines for establishing a data protection framework and teaching the right way to handle data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

IBM

Anatomy of an Archiving Project White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies worldwide are affirming the value of archiving as a best practice for managing data growth, completing faster application upgrades and much more. Inside this white paper, learn how archiving can help support data retention compliance initiatives and mitigate risk for audits and electronic discovery requests.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

IBM

The Event Data Warehouse- Strategies for Improving Business Performance
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are at risk if they do not plan to implement an enterprise-wide security and event data warehouse to make strategic decisions. This paper introduces Event Data Warehouse, a unique, cost effective and proven solution, that provides actionable results that enable better business decisions.
Posted: 18 Jul 2011 | Published: 18 Jul 2011

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
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AUDIT TRAILS DEFINITION (continued): …  an unauthorized section by typing in passwords,this improper activity is recorded in the audit trail.Audit trails are used to record customer activity ine-commerce. The customer's initial contact is recorded in an audit trail aswell as each subsequent action such as payment and delivery of the product orservice. The customer's audit trail is then used to respond properly to anyinquiries or complaints. A company might also use an audit trail to provide abasis for account reconciliation, to provide a historical report to plan andsupport budgets, and to provide a record of sales in case of a tax … 
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