NIST releases standards for security logs

"Guide to Security Log Management"

Related Links

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released technical guidelines on how federal agencies should manage security logs. The guidelines cover log generation, transmission, storage, analysis and disposal.

The guidelines, NIST Special Publication 800-92: Guide to Computer Security Log Management, include suggestions for creating a log management policy, prioritizing log files and creating a centralized log management infrastructure to include all hardware, software, networks and media.

The 64-page document notes that agencies must deal with larger quantities, volumes and varieties of security logs. They also must comply with a growing number of legislative requirements such as the Federal Information Security Management Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Featured

  • Defense
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

    How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

    Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data.

  • Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

    VA's pivot to agile

    With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.