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A Real-Time Audit Mechanism Based on the Compression Technique

A Real-Time Audit Mechanism Based on the Compression Technique A Real-Time Audit Mechanism Based on the Compression Technique SHING-HAN LI, National Taipei University of Business DAVID C. YEN, SUNY College at Oneonta YING-PING CHUANG, Tatung University Log management and log auditing have become increasingly crucial for enterprises in this era of information and technology explosion. The log analysis technique is useful for discovering possible problems in business processes and preventing illegal-intrusion attempts and data-tampering attacks. Because of the complexity of the dynamically changing environment, auditing a tremendous number of data is a challenging issue. We provide a real-time audit mechanism to improve the aforementioned problems in log auditing. This mechanism was developed based on the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression technique to facilitate effective compression and provide reliable auditing log entries. The mechanism can be used to predict unusual activities when compressing the log data according to pre-defined auditing rules. Auditors using real-time and continuous monitoring can perceive instantly the most likely anomalies or exceptions that could cause problems. We also designed a user interface that allows auditors to define the various compression and audit parameters, using real log cases in the experiment to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of this proposed audit mechanism. In summary, this mechanism changes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS) Association for Computing Machinery

A Real-Time Audit Mechanism Based on the Compression Technique

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Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
2158-656X
DOI
10.1145/2629569
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Abstract

A Real-Time Audit Mechanism Based on the Compression Technique SHING-HAN LI, National Taipei University of Business DAVID C. YEN, SUNY College at Oneonta YING-PING CHUANG, Tatung University Log management and log auditing have become increasingly crucial for enterprises in this era of information and technology explosion. The log analysis technique is useful for discovering possible problems in business processes and preventing illegal-intrusion attempts and data-tampering attacks. Because of the complexity of the dynamically changing environment, auditing a tremendous number of data is a challenging issue. We provide a real-time audit mechanism to improve the aforementioned problems in log auditing. This mechanism was developed based on the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression technique to facilitate effective compression and provide reliable auditing log entries. The mechanism can be used to predict unusual activities when compressing the log data according to pre-defined auditing rules. Auditors using real-time and continuous monitoring can perceive instantly the most likely anomalies or exceptions that could cause problems. We also designed a user interface that allows auditors to define the various compression and audit parameters, using real log cases in the experiment to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of this proposed audit mechanism. In summary, this mechanism changes

Journal

ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: Mar 15, 2016

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