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How to Leverage File Monitoring as an Effective Breach Detection Tool

One thing that all organizations of any size need to realize is that data breaches only occur when there are not sufficient breach detection tools in place. Simply having a data loss prevention system does nothing unless you are actively using it to identify and stop a data breach from occurring. This is not to say that even with the best secure data solutions that your data is not at risk. Hackers are constantly evolving and adapting their methods, so you should never rest on your laurels.


File Integrity Monitoring (FIM): Your Friendly Network Detective Control

Lateral movement is one of the most consequential types of network activity for which organizations need to be on the lookout. After arriving at the network, the attacker keeps ongoing access by essentially stirring through the compromised environment and obtaining increased privileges (known as “escalation of privileges”) using various tools and techniques. Attackers then use those privileges to move deeper into a network in search of treasured data and other value-based assets.

NNT Change Tracker Gen7 R2 - Online Demo

NNT Change Tracker Gen 7 R2 provides critical and fundamental cyber security prevention and detection. It does this by leveraging the required security best practice disciplines of system configuration and integrity assurance combined with the most comprehensive and intelligent change control solution available. Change Tracker from NNT will ensure that your IT systems remain in a known, secure and compliant state at all times.

What Will You Choose - Big Brand or the Most Intelligent FIM & Change Control Solution on the Market?

There are two things that you might consider when selecting a File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) and Change Control solution – 1) Depth of useable features such as efficiency in suppressing change noise and 2) Brand recognition. Some organizations might choose smart features such as powerful, closed-loop intelligent change control over the brand while some might focus on the brand name at the risk of not paying as much attention to the software’s really useful features and capabilities.


File Integrity Monitoring: Detecting suspicious file activity inside a container

In this blog, we will explore suspicious file activity inside a container and see how to effectively implement a file integrity monitoring (FIM) workflow. We’ll also cover how Sysdig Secure can help you implement FIM for both containers and Linux hosts.


What Security Leaders Should Consider When Building a Business Case for Integrity Monitoring

We all know there are a number of different security devices that need to be continually monitored because they represent attack vectors. That’s why understanding configuration management is critical to security hygiene. As practitioners, we need to adhere to CIS controls as they provide a critical baseline for maintaining our security framework and keeping up our integrity monitoring processes.


Dispelling 5 Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)

File integrity monitoring (FIM) started back in 1997 when Gene Kim launched Tripwire and its “Change Audit” solution. Just a few years later, Change Audit became FIM; this rebranded tool worked with the 12 security controls identified in Visa’s Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP). CISP became PCI DSS 1.0, and things continued to evolve after that. Which brings us to the present day.


File Integrity Monitoring Best Practices

Nowadays, most of the IT systems use file-based architectures to store and process information. In addition, the critical applications such as operating systems, application binaries, configuration data of systems and applications, organization’s sensitive data, logs, and data which is pertinent to security events are stored in files. If any of these files is compromised, the financial and reputational damage occur to organizations.