Verify all actions taken with administrative privileges are logged |
Accounts with administrative privileges pose a much greater risk than regular accounts and this why PCI DSS requires all administrative actions to be logged and reviewed on a regular basis. Section 10.3 also specifies that user ID, type of event, timestamp, status, origination and entity names must be included with administrative activity audit log records.
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Related Alerts and Reports:
10.2.1: Audit Individual User Access
Verify that all individual access to cardholder data is logged on all computers in the CDE
10.2.3: 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
Find more information on 10.2.2: Audit Administrative Activity at Microsoft TechNet.