Ensure that anti-virus software has current virus definitions and periodic scans are actually performed |
This query gathers the anti-virus software operational status and verifies that the anti-virus updates itself regularly (all malware definitions are current) and the actual periodic scans are performed. Action1 helps to maintain compliance with this section of PCI DSS by automating periodic assessments of current antivirus definition updates and its periodic scan status.
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5.2.b: Anti-virus Updates and Periodic Scans are Configured
Ensure that anti-virus software is configured for automatic updates and periodic scans
5.2.d: Anti-virus Audit Logs are Enabled and Retained
Ensure that anti-virus software generates audit logs and the logs are properly retained
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