Free Tool: 10.2.6: Audit Initialization, Stopping and Pausing of Audit Logs


Verify that initialization, stopping and pausing of audit logs are logged



 









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10.2.6: Audit Initialization, Stopping and Pausing of Audit Logs   Verify that initialization, stopping and pausing of audit logs are logged


To hide traces of their malicious activity, very often attackers turns off or pause logging or even clear the logs after performing their job. It’s critical to log all log cleanups as well temporary shut downs of logging systems. Section 10.3 also specifies that user ID, type of event, timestamp, status, origination and entity names have to be included with all audit records that record audit log initialization, stopping or pausing.

This Action1 query returns the status of auditing of all log operation logging options and flags endpoints that don’t have it enabled.

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10.2.6: Audit Initialization, Stopping and Pausing of Audit Logs
 




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