Free Tool: 10.2.1: Audit Individual User Access

Verify that all individual access to cardholder data is logged on all computers in the CDE


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10.2.1: Audit Individual User Access   Verify that all individual access to cardholder data is logged on all computers in the CDE

The purpose of this section is to make sure that any cardholder access activity is properly logged into audit trails and there accessible for regular reviews. Attackers can hijack existing users accounts or create new accounts to access cardholder data and therefore it’s critical to be able to have visibility into their actions. Section 10.3 also specifies that user ID, type of event, timestamp, status, origination and entity names have to be included in the audit trials.

This Action1 query lists the status of audit configuration settings for all managed endpoints and flags those that don’t have auditing enabled for successful local and remote logons.

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10.2.1: Audit Individual User Access

Related Alerts and Reports:

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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