eCommerce environments are under constant threat from attackers; if your website touches cardholder data at any point, you’re a target. It doesn’t matter if you’re a big multinational conglomerate, or a tiny independent merchant; if you’re deploying poor security measures, they probably have you in their sights.
File integrity monitoring (FIM) systems are a critical part of your website's immune system. If you want to find and destroy malicious code, you’ll need to know where it is and where it’s come from. FIM systems will log changes made to your website, where they’ve come from and when they were made. Utilising a FIM log in your security strategy will help provide you with up to date knowledge of the inner workings of your website.
But why is file integrity monitoring important?