Verify that access to all audit trails is logged on all computers. |
Attackers often attempt to access or even alter audit trails in order to remove all traces of their malicious actions. Making sure that only the right individuals have access to audit logs is important to make sure it doesn’t happen. Section 10.3 also specifies that user ID, type of event, timestamp, status, origination and entity names must be included with audit log access log records.
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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
10.2.2: Audit Administrative Activity
Verify all actions taken with administrative privileges are logged
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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