Free Tool: 8.1.6: Account Lockouts


Limit multiple invalid login attempts by locking out the user ID after 6 attempts



 









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8.1.6: Account Lockouts   Limit multiple invalid login attempts by locking out the user ID after 6 attempts


The purpose of this section of PCI is to prevent password guessing attacks via continuous manual or automated password cracking sequences. This Action1 query verifies that required account lockout settings are configured on each endpoint for both local and domain accounts.

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8.1.6: Account Lockouts
 




Related Alerts and Reports:

8.1.1: Assign Unique User IDs
    All users must be assigned a unique ID before granting them access to cardholder data
8.1.2: Management of User IDs
    Control addition, deletion, and modification of user ID, credentials and other identifier objects
8.1.3: Revoke Access for Terminated Employees
    Ensure that any terminated users lose their access to corporate systems
8.1.4: Inactive User Accounts
    Remove or disable user accounts that have been inactive for over 90 days
8.1.5: Third Party Accounts
    Enable third-party vendor accounts only when needed and monitor when in use
8.1.7: Account Lockout Duration
    The lockout duration must be at least 30 minutes or until re-enabled by administrator
8.1.8: Idle Sessions
    Require user re-authentication after a session has been idle for more than 15 minutes


Find more information on 8.1.6: Account Lockouts at Microsoft TechNet.