Free Tool: 10.2.5.a: Audit of Identification and Authentication


Verify use of identification and authentication mechanisms is logged



 









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10.2.5.a: Audit of Identification and Authentication   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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10.2.5.a: Audit of Identification and Authentication
 




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
10.2.2: 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.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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