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Azure Policy definition

Activity log should be retained for at least one year

Name Activity log should be retained for at least one year
Azure Portal
Id b02aacc0-b073-424e-8298-42b22829ee0a
Version 1.0.0
details on versioning
Category Monitoring
Microsoft docs
Description This policy audits the activity log if the retention is not set for 365 days or forever (retention days set to 0).
Mode All
Type BuiltIn
Preview FALSE
Deprecated FALSE
Effect Default
AuditIfNotExists, Disabled
THEN-ExistenceCondition (2)
Alias Namespace ResourceType DefaultPath Modifiable
Microsoft.Insights/logProfiles/retentionPolicy.days microsoft.insights logprofiles properties.retentionPolicy.days false
Microsoft.Insights/logProfiles/retentionPolicy.enabled microsoft.insights logprofiles properties.retentionPolicy.enabled false
IF (1)
Compliance The following 7 compliance controls are associated with this Policy definition 'Activity log should be retained for at least one year' (b02aacc0-b073-424e-8298-42b22829ee0a)
Control Domain Control Name MetadataId Category Title Owner Requirements Description Info Policy#
CIS_Azure_1.1.0 5.1.2 CIS_Azure_1.1.0_5.1.2 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.1.2 5 Logging and Monitoring Ensure that Activity Log Retention is set 365 days or greater Shared The customer is responsible for implementing this recommendation. Ensure activity log retention is set for 365 days or greater. link 4
CMMC_L3 AU.2.042 CMMC_L3_AU.2.042 CMMC L3 AU.2.042 Audit and Accountability Create and retain system audit logs and records to the extent needed to enable the monitoring, analysis, investigation, and reporting of unlawful or unauthorized system activity. Shared Microsoft and the customer share responsibilities for implementing this requirement. An event is any observable occurrence in a system, which includes unlawful or unauthorized system activity. Organizations identify event types for which a logging functionality is needed as those events which are significant and relevant to the security of systems and the environments in which those systems operate to meet specific and ongoing auditing needs. Event types can include password changes, failed logons or failed accesses related to systems, administrative privilege usage, or third-party credential usage. In determining event types that require logging, organizations consider the monitoring and auditing appropriate for each of the CUI security requirements. Monitoring and auditing requirements can be balanced with other system needs. For example, organizations may determine that systems must have the capability to log every file access both successful and unsuccessful, but not activate that capability except for specific circumstances due to the potential burden on system performance. Audit records can be generated at various levels of abstraction, including at the packet level as information traverses the network. Selecting the appropriate level of abstraction is a critical aspect of an audit logging capability and can facilitate the identification of root causes to problems. Organizations consider in the definition of event types, the logging necessary to cover related events such as the steps in distributed, transaction-based processes (e.g., processes that are distributed across multiple organizations) and actions that occur in service-oriented or cloudbased architectures. Audit record content that may be necessary to satisfy this requirement includes time stamps, source and destination addresses, user or process identifiers, event descriptions, success or fail indications, filenames involved, and access control or flow control rules invoked. Event outcomes can include indicators of event success or failure and event-specific results (e.g., the security state of the system after the event occurred). Detailed information that organizations may consider in audit records includes full text recording of privileged commands or the individual identities of group account users. Organizations consider limiting the additional audit log information to only that information explicitly needed for specific audit requirements. This facilitates the use of audit trails and audit logs by not including information that could potentially be misleading or could make it more difficult to locate information of interest. Audit logs are reviewed and analyzed as often as needed to provide important information to organizations to facilitate risk-based decision making. link 15
CMMC_L3 SI.2.217 CMMC_L3_SI.2.217 CMMC L3 SI.2.217 System and Information Integrity Identify unauthorized use of organizational systems. Shared Microsoft and the customer share responsibilities for implementing this requirement. System monitoring includes external and internal monitoring. System monitoring can detect unauthorized use of organizational systems. System monitoring is an integral part of continuous monitoring and incident response programs. Monitoring is achieved through a variety of tools and techniques (e.g., intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, malicious code protection software, scanning tools, audit record monitoring software, network monitoring software). Output from system monitoring serves as input to continuous monitoring and incident response programs. Unusual/unauthorized activities or conditions related to inbound and outbound communications traffic include internal traffic that indicates the presence of malicious code in systems or propagating among system components, the unauthorized exporting of information, or signaling to external systems. Evidence of malicious code is used to identify potentially compromised systems or system components. System monitoring requirements, including the need for specific types of system monitoring, may be referenced in other requirements. link 11
RBI_ITF_NBFC_v2017 3.1.g RBI_ITF_NBFC_v2017_3.1.g RBI IT Framework 3.1.g Information and Cyber Security Trails-3.1 n/a The IS Policy must provide for a IS framework with the following basic tenets: Trails- NBFCs shall ensure that audit trails exist for IT assets satisfying its business requirements including regulatory and legal requirements, facilitating audit, serving as forensic evidence when required and assisting in dispute resolution. If an employee, for instance, attempts to access an unauthorized section, this improper activity should be recorded in the audit trail. link 40
RMiT_v1.0 10.66 RMiT_v1.0_10.66 RMiT 10.66 Security of Digital Services Security of Digital Services - 10.66 Shared n/a A financial institution must implement robust technology security controls in providing digital services which assure the following: (a) confidentiality and integrity of customer and counterparty information and transactions; (b) reliability of services delivered via channels and devices with minimum disruption to services; (c) proper authentication of users or devices and authorisation of transactions; (d) sufficient audit trail and monitoring of anomalous transactions; (e) ability to identify and revert to the recovery point prior to incident or service disruption; and (f) strong physical control and logical control measures link 32
SWIFT_CSCF_v2021 6.4 SWIFT_CSCF_v2021_6.4 SWIFT CSCF v2021 6.4 Detect Anomalous Activity to Systems or Transaction Records Logging and Monitoring n/a Record security events and detect anomalous actions and operations within the local SWIFT environment. link 35
SWIFT_CSCF_v2022 6.4 SWIFT_CSCF_v2022_6.4 SWIFT CSCF v2022 6.4 6. Detect Anomalous Activity to Systems or Transaction Records Record security events and detect anomalous actions and operations within the local SWIFT environment. Shared n/a Capabilities to detect anomalous activity are implemented, and a process or tool is in place to keep and review logs. link 53
History none
Initiative DisplayName Initiative Id Initiative Category State Type
[Preview]: Reserve Bank of India - IT Framework for NBFC 7f89f09c-48c1-f28d-1bd5-84f3fb22f86c Regulatory Compliance Preview BuiltIn
[Preview]: SWIFT CSP-CSCF v2021 abf84fac-f817-a70c-14b5-47eec767458a Regulatory Compliance Preview BuiltIn
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.1.0 1a5bb27d-173f-493e-9568-eb56638dde4d Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CMMC Level 3 b5629c75-5c77-4422-87b9-2509e680f8de Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
RMIT Malaysia 97a6d4f1-3bed-4cf4-ac5b-0e444c0408d6 Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
SWIFT CSP-CSCF v2022 7bc7cd6c-4114-ff31-3cac-59be3157596d Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn