Ensure that time synchronization is configured and secured properly |
Time synchronization technology allows the clocks of all systems to be the same. This make it much easier to analyze the log files when a cross match between different systems is required. Attackers may tamper with time synchronization to complicate log analysis. Action1 helps to automate assessments of time sync configuration to demonstrate your compliance with this section of PCI DSS.
10.4.1.b: Time Settings
Ensure that all endpoints have correct and consistent time
10.4.2: Time Protection
Verify that any changes to time settings are logged
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