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CISA® Certified Information Systems Auditor®: Study Guide, Third Edition by David Cannon

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Managing Your Network

Networks are constantly increasing in complexity. A network outage can cause significant impact to an organization’s business activities. It would be naive to assume that the systems could run without supervision. The network administrator holds the duty of monitoring network performance and is the first line of defense for detecting security violations. This is possible only with specialized tools designed to manage network assets. Let’s take a look at the basic tools used to manage the network.

Syslog

Today almost all computers and network devices have the capability for centralized system logging, known as Syslog. The design sends audit log messages to a centralized server for aggregation of event logs and alerts. Syslog ...

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