An organization’s IT environment is an ever-changing place. Software programs and hardware assets both change. So do configuration files and other important assets. Most of these are authorized changes – they’ll occur when files are being patched, for example. But unexpected changes are cause for concern. That’s where file integrity monitoring comes in.
File integrity monitoring, or FIM, is about more than knowing what’s going on with your system. It’s about keeping personal data safe and avoiding an attack while also complying with regulations. Let’s discuss what FIM is, why you need it and how it works.