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Audit Trail

 
  • Audit Trail: Security system that tracks and records a user’s access, deletion or modification of data.
  • In information systems, an audit trail tracks and records the chronological sequence of activities pertaining to system resource usage, such as user logins and logouts and user’s activity in detail: what commands were issued to the system, what records and files were accessed or modified, etc.
  • Audit trails are a fundamental part of computer security, used to trace unauthorized users and uses.

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January 25th, 2012 at 3:50 pm