LogRhythm Joins Effort to Secure Online Payments–Increases Focus On Log Security

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LogRhythm just joined the Payment Card Industry Security Council (PCI) with the goal of making log info more secure.

IT departments typically use logs to monitor security breaches, whether malicious employees or outside hackers. While it can indicate unsuccessful attacks, the data is particularly valuable for identifying actual intrusions. 

Just this week, the IRS put out a report saying they weren’t properly collecting cybersecurity logs for the past 20 months, meaning taxpayer data could have (or may have) been hacked over the Internet. 

While the PCI group is focused on payment security–it was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.–the addition of LogRhythm will extend the focus toward making logs across all organizations more secure. 

“A significant percentage of LogRhythm’s customers must comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), so we have acquired deep domain expertise in helping organizations meet its requirements,” said Andy Grolnick, president and CEO of LogRhythm.

  • Thomas Whitney

    There are other companies that are committed to securing the digital landscape against identity theft and protecting assets in the banking industry out there as well such as Gemalto that are on the cutting edge. It’s amazing to me how as the landscape matures how effectively these crusaders surface to police our digital lifestyle and protect us.

  • Thomas Whitney

    There are other companies that are committed to securing the digital landscape against identity theft and protecting assets in the banking industry out there as well such as Gemalto that are on the cutting edge. It’s amazing to me how as the landscape matures how effectively these crusaders surface to police our digital lifestyle and protect us.

  • http://www.screensleuth.com Screen Sleuth

    There are too many protection schemes already for something like this to work. Stop creating “policing software” and make the companies themselves more responsible.

  • http://www.screensleuth.com Screen Sleuth

    There are too many protection schemes already for something like this to work. Stop creating “policing software” and make the companies themselves more responsible.

  • http://iconbuildings.com David Thomas Garcia

    When I saw the headline I thought it might have been a joke. I knew an acapella group at MIT called the Logarhythms.

  • http://iconbuildings.com David Thomas Garcia

    When I saw the headline I thought it might have been a joke. I knew an acapella group at MIT called the Logarhythms.

  • Thomas Whitney

    Absolutely Screen Sleuth. You are correct. The bottom line when it comes to protecting clients should be the actual producer. And yes, they will be the ones in the long run that will need to upgrade their digital security systems to do the job.

  • Thomas Whitney

    Absolutely Screen Sleuth. You are correct. The bottom line when it comes to protecting clients should be the actual producer. And yes, they will be the ones in the long run that will need to upgrade their digital security systems to do the job.

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