CISSP Practice question #165

Log reviews is which type of control?
A: Detective.
B: Preventative.
C: Deterrent.
D: Administrative.

CBK 6: Security Assessment and Testing
Source: practice tests


A: Security Audit Logs: Reviewing security audit logs in an IT system is one of the easiest ways to verify that access control mechanisms are working as intended. Reviewing audit logs is primarily a detective control. Centralized Logging: Should be automated, secure and even administrators should have limited access. Often a central repository is hashed and never touched, and a secondary copy is analyzed to ensure integrity. Logs should have a retention policy to ensure we are compliant and we keep the logs as long as we need them.

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