Continuous Monitoring for IT Infrastructure


The NCCoE is proposing a project to explore continuous monitoring capabilities that can effectively, efficiently, and automatically detect when a malicious actor, be it an authorized user or external actor, attempts to perform an action in an organization’s IT infrastructure that could result in financial, reputational, or operational impacts to the organization.

This project will describe how to address this issue by collecting appropriate log data from the IT infrastructure. Furthermore, the continuous monitoring capabilities can also be used to automate analysis and reporting of the log data to alert the proper personnel in the organization with actionable information and guidance so they may take measures toward resolving the detected issue. This project will result in a freely available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, which includes a reference architecture, a fully implemented example solution, and a detailed guide of practical steps needed to implement the solution.

The public comment period for this document ends July 26, 2019. See the publication details for a copy of the document, instructions for submitting comments, and information about the project.

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