Free Tool: 10.2 and 10.3: Automated Audit Trails

Implement automated audit trails to reconstruct certain types of events


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Audit trails are critical to detection of suspicious activity and allow to implement alerting on critical events to systems administrators. This section of PCI DSS requires certain types of audit trails and events to be enabled.

Action1 help to automate assessments of endpoint configurations to prove your compliance with sections 10.2 and 10.3 of PCI DSS. Section 10.2 refers to types of activities that must be audited, while section 10.3 provides details about what information has to be recorded with each audit log record.

10.2.1: Audit Individual User Access
    Verify that all individual access to cardholder data is logged on all computers in the CDE
10.2.2: Audit Administrative Activity
    Verify all actions taken with administrative privileges are logged
10.2.3: Audit Access to Audit Trails
    Verify that access to all audit trails is logged on all computers.
10.2.4: Audit Invalid Access Attempts
    Verify that all invalid access attempts are logged on computers in the CDE
10.2.5.a: Audit of Identification and Authentication
    Verify use of identification and authentication mechanisms is logged
10.2.5.b: Audit Elevation of Privileges
    Verify that all elevations of privileges is properly logged on all computers
10.2.5.c: Audit Changes to Administrative Accounts
    Verify that all changes to administrative privileges of users are logged
10.2.6: Audit Initialization, Stopping and Pausing of Audit Logs
    Verify that initialization, stopping and pausing of audit logs are logged
10.2.7: Audit Creation and Deletion of System Objects
    Verify that creation and deletion of system level objects are logged

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10.2 and 10.3: Automated Audit Trails

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