Log files are automatically generated records storing data about system activity. This includes information about running applications, services, login data and system errors. 

Log files can provide information about a system that can be used to identify weaknesses in system security, and can be analyzed to provide post-error insights into the causes and damage of an error or security breach.

What’s more, accurate log files are crucial for regulatory compliance as they facilitate the auditing process. 

If accessed, log files can be exploited by cybercriminals in a number of ways to both corrupt a system, and gain data from it. This includes:

  1. Corrupting logs with fake entries and malicious code in order to overwhelm a system’s capacity and forcing it to fail and crash.
  2. Stealing sensitive data such as usernames & passwords, financial transactions, PII (personally identifiable information), and system details such as IP addresses and authentication tokens. 
  3. Altering entries to hide malicious activity or manipulating logging features to enable unauthorized actions including fraudulent financial transactions. 
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The PostgresBC data platform protects log files from attack and exposure by storing them in a fully encrypted immutable blockchain. Entries cannot be corrupted as they are immutable, and the transparent record of transactions means any fake entries can be identified and dealt with.

What’s more, PostgresBC is the only solution on the market enabling log files to remain fully encrypted at all times while being subjected to analytics. This means companies can gain all the needed real-time insights from them around the security of their system, while never exposing that data or putting it at risk as it cannot be read. 

This encrypted analytics includes automatic AI and ML processing of the files to immediately alert the dedicated security team to any threats or weaknesses in the system. 

For example, analytics of the fully encrypted data could prevent a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by analyzing traffic-logs in real-time to identify sudden spikes in incoming requests from multiple sources designed to overwhelm the system. This is because by detecting this threat in real-time, the system can react to stop the attack through traffic rerouting or rate limiting. 

Log file analytics and secure storage is just one aspect of the PostgresBC data solution and is available in all packages as opposed to being an expensive addition. 

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