CIS Control 6

CIS Control 6: Maintenance, Monitoring and Analysis of Audit Logs

Collect, manage, and analyze audit logs of events that could help detect, understand, or recover from an attack.

6.1: Utilize Three Synchronized Time Sources

  • Maintain documented security configuration standards for all authorized operating systems and software.

6.2: Activate Audit Logging

  • Ensure that local logging has been enabled on all systems and networking devices.

6.3: Enable Detailed Logging

  • Enable system logging to include detailed information such as an event source, date, user, timestamp, source addresses, destination addresses, and other useful elements.

6.4: Ensure Adequate Storage for Logs

  • Ensure that all systems that store logs have adequate storage space for the logs generated.

6.5: Central Log Management

  • Ensure that appropriate logs are being aggregated to a central log management system for analysis and review.

6.6: Deploy SIEM or Log Analytic Tools

  • Deploy Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) or log analytic tools for log correlation and analysis.

6.7: Regularly Review Logs

  • On a regular basis, review logs to identify anomalies or abnormal events.

6.8: Regularly Tune SIEM

  • On a regular basis, tune your SIEM system to better identify actionable events and decrease event noise.

Figure: System Entity Relationship Diagram

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