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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10.2.1: 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.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
10.2.7: Audit Creation and Deletion of System Objects
Verify that creation and deletion of system level objects are logged
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