Required: Assign a unique name and/or number for identifying and tracking user identity |
Maintaining separate credentials for each user of information systems is critical to ensuring individual accountability and easing investigation of potential data breaches. This Action1 query verifies that unique user identification is utilized on each managed endpoint. It checks that no shared administrative credentials are used (such as local Administrator or Guest accounts) and flags endpoints that violate this HIPAA requirement.
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