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Verify access to all audit trails is logged




 









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10.2.3: Audit Access to Audit Trails   Verify access to all audit trails is logged


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.

This Action1 query lists all audit log access rights for all managed endpoints and flags those that don’t have audit log security settings configured properly.

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10.2.3: Audit Access to Audit Trails
 




Related Alerts and Reports:

10.2.1: Audit Individual User Access
    Verify all individual access to cardholder data is logged
10.2.2: Audit Administrative Activity
    Verify all actions taken with administrative privileges are logged
10.2.4: Audit Invalid Access Attempts
    Verify invalid access attempts are logged
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 all elevation of privileges is logged
10.2.5.c: Audit Changes to Administrative Accounts
    Verify all changes to administrative privileges 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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