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audit trail

n
(Commerce) a record of all the transactions or data entries that a person or firm has carried out over a specific period
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au′dit trail`


n.
a trace of the processing steps that produced a particular item of computer data.
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With voters having audit trails of their precinct results, the municipal, city, provincial, district, and national tabulations can be counterchecked too.
Summary: New Delhi (India) Mar 25 (ANI): "No institution including the judiciary should insulate itself from suggestions or improvements," the Supreme Court said on Monday while asking the Election Commission (EC) whether it has any difficulty if the court orders an increase in the number of random checks of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs).
"These new protections, which include encryption, access controls and audit trails, add crucial tools to the regulation's prior requirements in protecting the institutions and consumers," said DFS Superintendent Maria T.
* Automated teller machines: Security companies servicing and refilling this equipment need simple, time-based access to this equipment, with secure audit trails.
We can't monitor the data stored in our devices 24X7, so in such situation audit trails help in tracking system activity, so that when any data breach happens, the level of the breach can be determined.
One of the major issues at that time was that the software vendors hadn't planned for the ruling either, and although basic security features were built into many software packages, audit trails were not, or if they were, they were not fully compliant with the requirements.
Data integrity is a current hot topic with regulatory agencies, as seen with recent publications in this magazine, (1,2) and audit trails are an important aspect of ensuring this in computerized systems.
Audit trails and traceability are key attributes of a robust mobile communications solution; regulatory requirements call for the ability to trace the entire chain of messages related to a specific case or incident.
* Compatibility with Honeywell Enraf's safe area device monitoring software package Fusion4 Portal for remote monitoring and configuration of hazardous area devices, as well as MID-approved bill of lading printing, scheduled summary printing, alarm management and transaction audit trails to boost efficiency and compliance.
A networked EAS can be used to remotely control electronic locks, manage access credentials, monitor access, and provide audit trails. This unique feature allows the end user to record who accessed the enclosure, how long it was opened, and when the event occurred.
Audit trails help promote data integrity by enabling the detection of security breaches, also referred to as intrusion detection.