Do i Need File Integrity Monitoring?
To put it simply, yes.
The reality is that no matter the size of your organization, or the number of security countermeasures you have in place, with the increasing sophistication and diversity of modern threats means that it’s only a matter of time until your organization has been compromised.
That said, you may find yourself in one of the following scenarios that may help underscore your need to deploy file integrity monitoring (FIM):
- Your business is subject to regulatory compliance. Several regulations (e.g. PCI DSS, NERC CIP 007), or approaches commonly used to assure compliance with those regulations (e.g. ISO 17799), call out file integrity monitoring as an internal control that must be deployed to assure protection of your organization’s assets and data.
- Your business processes and stores highly sensitive data. Data is often the lifeblood of the business, and whether it is your data or your customers’, a breach that impacts its confidentiality, integrity, or availability can spell disaster for your business. There’s no room for error in securing sensitive data.
- Your business has a substantial server infrastructure. This doesn’t necessarily mean your business has a large headcount, but the more servers you have deployed means a greater attack surface. Certainly, any organization that owns and operates a data center would fall under this heading. Typically, the more servers you have, the more applications, databases, configuration files, log files, and data files you have that need to be monitored.
Whether one or multiple of the above scenarios maps to your business, or whether you just want to ensure you know that your environment is operating as you intended, implementing a File Integrity Monitoring solution can go a long way to helping assure the trust of your customers and the overall security and viability of your business.
Feel free to contact E-SPIN for the solution for your system and operation to reduce risk of your businesses and organization. We can secure and protect your businesses with our various software security technology, include file integrity monitoring (FIM) technologies and solutions.