The Windows Security Log, found under Event Viewer, records critical user actions such as logons and logoffs, account management, object access, and more. Microsoft describes the Windows Security Log as "your best and last defense" and rightly so. The Security Log helps detect potential security problems, ensures user accountability, and serves as evidence during security breaches. This guide sheds light on the eight most critical events among Windows security events.

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Read our guide to learn about: 

  • Logon activity

  • Security group changes

  • Event log clearance

  • Account lockout

  • Object access

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