Accountability vs. Auditing

Nabsh07Nabsh07 Member Posts: 72 ■■□□□□□□□□
Could someone please help me with difference between Accountability and Auditing (which one is act of logging)


  • JinuyrJinuyr Member Posts: 251 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Here is a quote that explains this very well, IMO:

    Auditing recording a log of the events and activities related to the system and subjects

    Accounting (aka accountability) reviewing log files to check for compliance and violations in order to hold subjects accountable for their actions

    Stewart , James M.; Chapple, Mike; Gibson, Darril (2015-09-11). CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide (Kindle Locations 1489-1491). Wiley. Kindle Edition.
  • Nabsh07Nabsh07 Member Posts: 72 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you. That what I thought but was a bit confused. Thank you for clarifying
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