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ALSO CALLED: Audit Trail
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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Step by Step: Best practices for security patch management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Whether you're new to patch management or just need a refresher, this expert e-guide reviews best practices for security patch management to ensure accurate, effective patch testing in your organization.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Distributed Data Capture: Reducing the Cost of Remote Business Processes
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In today’s global economy, information exchange is vital. Competitive advantage goes to the companies that can share information and collaborate quickly and accurately in the most cost-effective manner. Read this white paper now to learn how to effectively lower the costs of your business's document capture process.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Kofax, Inc.

Top Ten Database Security Threats
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: The enterprise database infrastructure is subject to an overwhelming range of threats. This document is intended to help organizations deal with the most critical of those threats by providing a list of the top ten as identified by Imperva’s Application Defense Center.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 2011

Imperva

Top-10 Guide for Protecting Sensitive Data from Malicious Insiders
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Insider threats, both careless and malicious, abound. This fact is amplified during difficult economic times. With a plethora of digitized information, and vehicles for turning credit card data, personally identifiable information and intellectual property into cash, goods, and other services, risks have increased.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 2011

Imperva

Five Signs Your File Data is at Risk
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Persistent insider threats and regulatory compliance mandates make protecting sensitive file data a business requirement for virtually every organization. However, the sheer volume of file data and its rapid and continuous growth make it a challenge to secure properly.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 2011

Imperva

Active Administrator™, Version 5.6.1
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Active Administrator™ is a comprehensive and proactive Active Directory management solution. Active Administrator provides four powerful integrated AD management features within one console, including centralized event auditing and reporting, back-up and recovery, Group Policy offline editing and rollback, and simplified delegation of AD rights.
Posted: 01 Jan 2011 | Premiered: 29 Dec 2010

ScriptLogic Corporation

The Case for Risk-Based, Business-Aligned Internal Audit
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: The world we operate in as business professionals is rapidly changing. Organizations are faced with the increasing complexities of global operations, the growing morass of regulatory demands, pressures to decrease cost and increase efficiency, and the prospect of dealing with a set of new and potentially catastrophic risks.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Case Study: Fortune 100 Insurance Company and Security Weaver
sponsored by Security Weaver
CASE STUDY: For the VP of Financial Systems for a Fortune 100 Insurance Company, the decision to implement an SAP compliance and reporting solution was initiated as a result of SOX. Now that the Security Weaver solution has been in place for about two years, the VP is convinced that the decision to go with this solution was the best choice for his company.
Posted: 08 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Nov 2010

Security Weaver

Case Study: Compliant and In Control: Sysmex America Tackles J-SOX with Security Weaver
sponsored by Security Weaver
CASE STUDY: In January 2008 Sysmex America deployed SAP for financial processes. While SAP access lets employees streamline workflow, it also created a potential SOD problem. Learn how Security Weaver has allowed better control of user access to its financial system, clearer role definitions, and a clear, accurate data trail suitable for any possible audit.
Posted: 08 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Nov 2010

Security Weaver

E-Guide-- Risk-Based Audit Methodology: How to Achieve Enterprise Security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide to learn about a simple risk-based audit methodology for organizations to develop an internal IT audit program, or those looking for new ways to assess security risks.
Posted: 03 Nov 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

IBM

Top Ten Database Security Threats: How to Mitigate the Most Significant Database Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: For each threat, the paper describes background information, general risk mitigation strategies, and the database protection provided by Imperva SecureSphere Database Security Solutions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

Imperva

ASG-Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ASG-DDM)™
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Understanding which hardware and software components support which business systems is extremely difficult. For many years, the clipboard and spreadsheet appear to have been the tools of choice, with the result that many decisions were made based on outdated and inaccurate information. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Presentation Transcript: Configuring and Using IBM i's Auditing Functions
sponsored by PowerTech
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Did you know that IBM i includes powerful auditing features? In fact, our own class-leading audit reporting solution leverages the information captured by this facility. Read this presentation transcipt - based on content presented at the 2009 COMMON conference - to learn about activating and configuring IBM i's built-in auditing capabilities.
Posted: 06 Apr 2010 | Published: 06 Apr 2010

PowerTech

Presentation Transcript: Pragmatic Data Security
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript busts through hype, hyperbole, and complexity and details a pragmatic approach to information-centric security for nearly any organization. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Mar 2010 | Published: 22 Mar 2010

Websense, Inc.

Configuring and Using IBM i's Auditing Functions
sponsored by PowerTech
WEBCAST: Did you know that IBM i includes powerful auditing features? In fact, our own class-leading audit reporting solution leverages the information captured by this facility. Join this webinar-based on content presented at the 2009 COMMON conference-to learn about activating and configuring IBM i's built-in auditing capabilities.
Posted: 03 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 3, 2010

PowerTech

Securing Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
EBOOK: On the surface, virtualized datacenters appear to have all of the same vulnerabilities and security challenges as conventional datacenters. With virtual machines, new challenges minimize the effectiveness of traditional protections. Read on to learn what it takes to secure today’s virtualized data centers.
Posted: 14 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

Role Based Access Control and Entitlement Management
sponsored by FoxT
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The new Role-Based Access Control utilities enforce entitlements down to the data and device level. The ability to effectively provision and audit these fine-grained controls across diverse technology domains is still a challenge. Read this transcript for practical guidance on how to implement a unified policy management infrastructure for RBAC.
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2009

FoxT

What Changed? Leveraging the Power of Change Auditing
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Change is necessary not only to keep up with day-to-day corporate evolution, but also to enable IT to transform the organization. As the business continues to demand change, it's in your own best interest to get control of the changes that pose risk. Read this solution brief to learn more about detecting what was changed.
Posted: 30 Mar 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Tripwire, Inc.

Configuration Assessment: Choosing the Right Solution
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover how automated configuration assessment solutions like Tripwire Enterprise help ease the burden on IT of achieving and maintaining compliance, securing the IT infrastructure, and generating evidence for mandatory audits.
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Tripwire, Inc.

Audit Tracking & SOX Compliance
sponsored by RevSoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how using Audit Tracking will give you greater SOX compliance. Rev Scheduler has built in audit facility and which allows for greater SOX compliance as all job definitions are audited and tracked.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

RevSoft

File Shares to SharePoint: 8 Keys to a Succesful Migration
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: With high functionality and low administration costs, SharePoint is the perfect host for your company's collaboration data. This white paper discusses what you need to consider when migrating data from file shares to SharePoint. Read it today.
Posted: 18 Aug 2008 | Published: 18 Aug 2008

Dell Software

Unifying Management of Physical and Electronic Records: The Records Management Imperative
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the features and benefits of such a unified approach to enterprise records management, and describes how the EMC Documentum/OmniRIM solution works.
Posted: 13 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

EMC Corporation

The Challenges - and Myths - of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
sponsored by Bytware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the challenges and dispels the myths associated with SOX compliance in iSeries (System i) shops. It also examines the 5 steps to take toward compliance, and how to achieve CobiT objectives such as risk assessment and more.
Posted: 29 Nov 2006 | Published: 30 Aug 2004

Bytware, 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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