The lockout duration must be at least 30 minutes or until re-enabled by administrator |
The purpose of this PCI requirement is to make password guessing attacks impossible by limiting user account access for some time after a certain number of invalid logon attempts. This Action1 query verified that the required account lockout settings are configured on each endpoint for both local and domain accounts.
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