If your organization has a log retention policy, then the duration of retention should be documented. If your organization...Step 2 of 2:
comes under the auspices of some regulatory body or document - Sarbanes-Oxley, for example - then this may mandate a retention period for certain types of transactions. If the log data isn't covered by either of these and you don't need it for any other purpose - like later investigation or audit - then I see no reason why it cannot be deleted.
Dig Deeper on Linux security
Related Q&A from James Turnbull
A user wants to implement OSSEC on a Windows server because he has no server side Linux operating system.continue reading
Solaris 10 Trusted Extensions and SELinux are best suited to different system requirements and administrator skill sets. Our security expert explains...continue reading
Configuring spam filters Spamassassin and dspam together in the email server Postfix is easy with the resources listed by our security expert.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.