Free Tool: 10.2.5.b: Audit Elevation of Privileges

Verify that all elevations of privileges is properly logged on all computers


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10.2.5.b: Audit Elevation of Privileges   Verify that all elevations of privileges is properly logged on all computers

Some common methods of cybersecurity attacks involve elevation of privileges. Making sure that sure all privilege elevations are logged is important to trace potential actions of attackers and add additional accountability to all administrative actions. 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 that indicate elevation of privileges.

This Action1 query lists status of privilege elevation auditing and flags endpoints that don’t have it properly configured.

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10.2.5.b: Audit Elevation of Privileges

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.a: Audit of Identification and Authentication
    Verify use of identification and authentication mechanisms is logged
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 10.2.5.b: Audit Elevation of Privileges at Microsoft TechNet.