Verify use of identification and authentication mechanisms is logged |
The knowledge of who has logged onto what workstation and when is critically important for incident investigation and detection of malicious activities performed by attackers. Section 10.3 also specifies that user ID, type of event, timestamp, status, origination and entity names have to be included with all log records related to the usage of identification and authentication systems.
This Action1 query returns the status of identification and authentication auditing configuration and flags endpoints that don’t have it enabled or configured properly.
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