Meeting the True Intent of File Integrity Monitoring
File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) is technology that detects changes in files that may indicate a cyberattack. In many organizations, however, FIM mostly means noise: too many alerts and changes, no context around these changes, and little insight into whether a detected change actually poses a security risk.
This whitepaper discusses the key attributes of truly effective security file integrity monitoring, including:
- Detecting changes in real-time
- Identifying exactly what changed and who changed it
- Determining which changes increase risk
- Distinguishing between authorized and unauthorized changes