CMMC v2.11 Practices

AU.L2-3.3.8  

Reference: CMMC v2.11

Family: AU

Level Introduced: 2

Title: Audit Protection

Practice:
Protect audit information and audit logging tools from unauthorized access, modification, and deletion.

Further Discussion:
Audit information is a critical record of what events occurred, the source of the events, and the outcomes of the events; this information needs to be protected. The logs must be properly secured so that the information may not be modified or deleted, either intentionally or unintentionally. Only those with a legitimate need-to-know should have access to audit information, whether that information is being accessed directly from logs or from audit tools.

Example
You are in charge of IT operations in a company that handles CUI. Your responsibilities include protecting audit information and audit logging tools. You protect the information from modification or deletion by having audit log events forwarded to a central server and by restricting the local audit logs to only be viewable by the system administrators [a,b,c]. Only a small group of security professionals can view the data on the central audit server [b,c,d]. For an additional layer of protection, you back up the server daily and encrypt the backups before sending them to a cloud data repository [a,b,c].

Potential Assessment Considerations
• Is there a list of authorized users for audit systems and tools [a]?

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Source: CMMC v2.11