File Integrity Monitoring- A Component in PCI Compliance Software

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The File Integrity Monitoring is highly functional at detecting any alterations and unauthorized access to system files. It curtails the risk of breaches being conducted by insiders or expert users and it keeps the system stable by deterring the changes in system configuration by unauthorized and unplanned moves.

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File Integrity Monitoring A Critical Component in PCI Compliance Software www.promisec.com PROMISEC

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The capability of any security information program is measured by its ability to quickly detect and fix data breaches.  Lets us discuss the File integrity monitoring (FIM), an important part of payment card Industry’s data Security standard compliance- PROMISEC www.promisec.com

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Understanding the threats The threats in the cyber world can be broadly categorized into outside and inside threats. The Inside threats can be malicious or non-malicious. The latter includes an involuntary exposure of the data resulting from poor judgment and mistakes. The malicious threats include the intended exposure carried out to avail the financial gains. These can result in the serious damage and must be dealt with precautionary measures. PROMISEC www.promisec.com

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Attacks by the hackers In the recent past, most cyber attacks of drastic nature are carried out by the hackers systematically and potently. The breach at Heartland Payment Systems, the Stuxnet Worm breach and the breach of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges are a few examples of such drastic breaches that resulted in the loss of millions. PROMISEC www.promisec.com

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Functions of File Integrity Monitoring The FIM is highly functional at detecting any alterations and unauthorized access to system files. It performs the following functions- It curtails the risk of breaches being conducted by insiders or expert users. It keeps the system stable by deterring the changes in system configuration by unauthorized and unplanned moves. It helps to enhance the performance of the system by checking the changes implemented outside the managed environment It helps to prevent Compliance Failure by carefully accessing the sensitive data and demonstrating due care. PROMISEC www.promisec.com

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Role of File Integrity Monitoring in PCI Compliance Software The Role of FIM is not only limited to preventing data breaches. It is also an imperative part of the PCI Compliance Software. The payment card companies such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover deal with the sensitive information pertaining to their customers. The businesses who manage the data security standard for these companies mentions FIM in their PCI DSS requirements. These requirements are basically a set of controls developed by the Payment card industry, which all businesses need to implement. PROMISEC www.promisec.com

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Use of File Integrity Monitoring in Cyber Security: Role of FIM is to allow system administrators, managers and security professionals to look into the files and directories that change over the time. It basically validates the integrity of files of application software’s and operating system with the help of a verification technique. PROMISEC www.promisec.com

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