Security Event

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A Security Event is any observable occurrence in a system or network. Examples of an event are: 

  • A user connecting to a file share,
  • A server receiving a request for a web page,
  • A user sending email, and
  • A firewall blocking a connection attempt.
  • System crashes,
  • Packet floods,
  • Unauthorized use of system privileges,
  • Unauthorized access to sensitive data, and
  • Execution of malware that destroys data.