A key capability of any information security program is the ability to rapidly detect and help correct data breaches. Yet every day, sensitive corporate data is accessed without detection. Whether the breach is a result of a targeted malware attack perpetrated by cybercriminals or an inadvertent error caused by a privileged user, the impact is significant. And when the breach remains undetected for a long period of time - as is often the case - the impact can increase by orders of magnitude.
This white paper discusses the importance of file integrity monitoring (FIM), which facilitates the detection of malware as well as insider threats in identifying data breaches. It also discusses file integrity monitoring as a critical component of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, and shows how NetIQ addresses both security and compliance challenges through the NetIQ® Change Guardian™ family of products.