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An activity log alert should exist for specific Policy operations

Azure BuiltIn Policy definition

Source Azure Portal
Display name An activity log alert should exist for specific Policy operations
Id c5447c04-a4d7-4ba8-a263-c9ee321a6858
Version 3.0.0
Details on versioning
Category Monitoring
Microsoft Learn
Description This policy audits specific Policy operations with no activity log alerts configured.
Mode All
Type BuiltIn
Preview False
Deprecated False
Effect Default
AuditIfNotExists
Allowed
AuditIfNotExists, Disabled
RBAC role(s) none
Rule aliases THEN-ExistenceCondition (4)
Alias Namespace ResourceType DefaultPath Modifiable
Microsoft.Insights/ActivityLogAlerts/condition.allOf[*] microsoft.insights activityLogAlerts properties.condition.allOf[*] false
Microsoft.Insights/ActivityLogAlerts/condition.allOf[*].equals microsoft.insights activityLogAlerts properties.condition.allOf[*].equals false
Microsoft.Insights/ActivityLogAlerts/condition.allOf[*].field microsoft.insights activityLogAlerts properties.condition.allOf[*].field false
Microsoft.Insights/ActivityLogAlerts/enabled microsoft.insights activityLogAlerts properties.enabled false
Rule resource types IF (1)
Microsoft.Resources/subscriptions
Compliance
The following 16 compliance controls are associated with this Policy definition 'An activity log alert should exist for specific Policy operations' (c5447c04-a4d7-4ba8-a263-c9ee321a6858)
Control Domain Control Name MetadataId Category Title Owner Requirements Description Info Policy#
CIS_Azure_1.1.0 5.2.1 CIS_Azure_1.1.0_5.2.1 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.2.1 5 Logging and Monitoring Ensure that Activity Log Alert exists for Create Policy Assignment Shared The customer is responsible for implementing this recommendation. Create an activity log alert for the Create Policy Assignment event. link 4
CIS_Azure_1.3.0 5.2.1 CIS_Azure_1.3.0_5.2.1 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.2.1 5 Logging and Monitoring Ensure that Activity Log Alert exists for Create Policy Assignment Shared The customer is responsible for implementing this recommendation. Create an activity log alert for the Create Policy Assignment event. link 4
CIS_Azure_1.3.0 5.2.2 CIS_Azure_1.3.0_5.2.2 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.2.2 5 Logging and Monitoring Ensure that Activity Log Alert exists for Delete Policy Assignment Shared The customer is responsible for implementing this recommendation. Create an activity log alert for the Delete Policy Assignment event. link 4
CIS_Azure_1.4.0 5.2.1 CIS_Azure_1.4.0_5.2.1 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.2.1 5 Logging and Monitoring Ensure that Activity Log Alert exists for Create Policy Assignment Shared The customer is responsible for implementing this recommendation. Create an activity log alert for the Create Policy Assignment event. link 4
CIS_Azure_1.4.0 5.2.2 CIS_Azure_1.4.0_5.2.2 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.2.2 5 Logging and Monitoring Ensure that Activity Log Alert exists for Delete Policy Assignment Shared The customer is responsible for implementing this recommendation. Create an activity log alert for the Delete Policy Assignment event. link 4
CIS_Azure_2.0.0 5.1.2 CIS_Azure_2.0.0_5.1.2 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.1.2 5.1 Ensure Diagnostic Setting captures appropriate categories Shared n/a **Prerequisite**: A Diagnostic Setting must exist. If a Diagnostic Setting does not exist, the navigation and options within this recommendation will not be available. Please review the recommendation at the beginning of this subsection titled: "Ensure that a 'Diagnostic Setting' exists." The diagnostic setting should be configured to log the appropriate activities from the control/management plane. A diagnostic setting controls how the diagnostic log is exported. Capturing the diagnostic setting categories for appropriate control/management plane activities allows proper alerting. link 8
CIS_Azure_2.0.0 5.2.1 CIS_Azure_2.0.0_5.2.1 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.2.1 5.2 Ensure that Activity Log Alert exists for Create Policy Assignment Shared n/a Create an activity log alert for the Create Policy Assignment event. Monitoring for create policy assignment events gives insight into changes done in "Azure policy - assignments" and can reduce the time it takes to detect unsolicited changes. link 4
CIS_Azure_2.0.0 5.2.2 CIS_Azure_2.0.0_5.2.2 CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark recommendation 5.2.2 5.2 Ensure that Activity Log Alert exists for Delete Policy Assignment Shared n/a Create an activity log alert for the Delete Policy Assignment event. Monitoring for delete policy assignment events gives insight into changes done in "azure policy - assignments" and can reduce the time it takes to detect unsolicited changes. link 4
CMMC_L3 AU.2.041 CMMC_L3_AU.2.041 CMMC L3 AU.2.041 Audit and Accountability Ensure that the actions of individual system users can be uniquely traced to those users so they can be held accountable for their actions. Shared Microsoft and the customer share responsibilities for implementing this requirement. This requirement ensures that the contents of the audit record include the information needed to link the audit event to the actions of an individual to the extent feasible. Organizations consider logging for traceability including results from monitoring of account usage, remote access, wireless connectivity, mobile device connection, communications at system boundaries, configuration settings, physical access, nonlocal maintenance, use of maintenance tools, temperature and humidity, equipment delivery and removal, system component inventory, use of mobile code, and use of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). link 15
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 AU.3.049 CMMC_L3_AU.3.049 CMMC L3 AU.3.049 Audit and Accountability Protect audit information and audit logging tools from unauthorized access, modification, and deletion. Shared Microsoft and the customer share responsibilities for implementing this requirement. Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit log settings, and audit reports) needed to successfully audit system activity. Audit logging tools are those programs and devices used to conduct audit and logging activities. This requirement focuses on the technical protection of audit information and limits the ability to access and execute audit logging tools to authorized individuals. Physical protection of audit information is addressed by media protection and physical and environmental protection requirements. link 2
CMMC_L3 CM.2.061 CMMC_L3_CM.2.061 CMMC L3 CM.2.061 Configuration Management Establish and maintain baseline configurations and inventories of organizational systems (including hardware, software, firmware, and documentation) throughout the respective system development life cycles. Shared Microsoft and the customer share responsibilities for implementing this requirement. Baseline configurations are documented, formally reviewed, and agreed-upon specifications for systems or configuration items within those systems. Baseline configurations serve as a basis for future builds, releases, and changes to systems. Baseline configurations include information about system components (e.g., standard software packages installed on workstations, notebook computers, servers, network components, or mobile devices; current version numbers and update and patch information on operating systems and applications; and configuration settings and parameters), network topology, and the logical placement of those components within the system architecture. Baseline configurations of systems also reflect the current enterprise architecture. Maintaining effective baseline configurations requires creating new baselines as organizational systems change over time. Baseline configuration maintenance includes reviewing and updating the baseline configuration when changes are made based on security risks and deviations from the established baseline configuration Organizations can implement centralized system component inventories that include components from multiple organizational systems. In such situations, organizations ensure that the resulting inventories include system-specific information required for proper component accountability (e.g., system association, system owner). Information deemed necessary for effective accountability of system components includes hardware inventory specifications, software license information, software version numbers, component owners, and for networked components or devices, machine names and network addresses. Inventory specifications include manufacturer, device type, model, serial number, and physical location. link 3
CMMC_L3 CM.2.065 CMMC_L3_CM.2.065 CMMC L3 CM.2.065 Configuration Management Track, review, approve or disapprove, and log changes to organizational systems. Shared Microsoft and the customer share responsibilities for implementing this requirement. Tracking, reviewing, approving/disapproving, and logging changes is called configuration change control. Configuration change control for organizational systems involves the systematic proposal, justification, implementation, testing, review, and disposition of changes to the systems, including system upgrades and modifications. Configuration change control includes changes to baseline configurations for components and configuration items of systems, changes to configuration settings for information technology products (e.g., operating systems, applications, firewalls, routers, and mobile devices), unscheduled and unauthorized changes, and changes to remediate vulnerabilities. Processes for managing configuration changes to systems include Configuration Control Boards or Change Advisory Boards that review and approve proposed changes to systems. For new development systems or systems undergoing major upgrades, organizations consider including representatives from development organizations on the Configuration Control Boards or Change Advisory Boards. Audit logs of changes include activities before and after changes are made to organizational systems and the activities required to implement such changes. link 6
CMMC_L3 SI.2.216 CMMC_L3_SI.2.216 CMMC L3 SI.2.216 System and Information Integrity Monitor organizational systems, including inbound and outbound communications traffic, to detect attacks and indicators of potential attacks. Shared Microsoft and the customer share responsibilities for implementing this requirement. System monitoring includes external and internal monitoring. External monitoring includes the observation of events occurring at the system boundary (i.e., part of perimeter defense and boundary protection). Internal monitoring includes the observation of events occurring within the system. Organizations can monitor systems, for example, by observing audit record activities in real time or by observing other system aspects such as access patterns, characteristics of access, and other actions. The monitoring objectives may guide determination of the events. System monitoring capability 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). Strategic locations for monitoring devices include selected perimeter locations and near server farms supporting critical applications, with such devices being employed at managed system interfaces. The granularity of monitoring information collected is based on organizational monitoring objectives and the capability of systems to support such objectives. System monitoring is an integral part of continuous monitoring and incident response programs. Output from system monitoring serves as input to continuous monitoring and incident response programs. A network connection is any connection with a device that communicates through a network (e.g., local area network, Internet). A remote connection is any connection with a device communicating through an external network (e.g., the Internet). Local, network, and remote connections can be either wired or wireless. Unusual or unauthorized activities or conditions related to inbound/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 23
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
SOC_2 CC7.2 SOC_2_CC7.2 SOC 2 Type 2 CC7.2 System Operations Monitor system components for anomalous behavior Shared The customer is responsible for implementing this recommendation. • Implements Detection Policies, Procedures, and Tools — Detection policies and procedures are defined and implemented and detection tools are implemented on infrastructure and software to identify anomalies in the operation or unusual activity on systems. Procedures may include (1) a defined governance process for security event detection and management that includes provision of resources; (2) use of intelligence sources to identify newly discovered threats and vulnerabilities; and (3) logging of unusual system activities. • Designs Detection Measures — Detection measures are designed to identify anomalies that could result from actual or attempted (1) compromise of physical barriers; (2) unauthorized actions of authorized personnel; (3) use of compromised identification and authentication credentials; (4) unauthorized access from outside the system boundaries; (5) compromise of authorized external parties; and (6) implementation or connection of unauthorized hardware and software. • Implements Filters to Analyze Anomalies — Management has implemented procedures to filter, summarize, and analyze anomalies to identify security events. • Monitors Detection Tools for Effective Operation — Management has implemented processes to monitor the effectiveness of detection tools 20
Initiatives usage
Initiative DisplayName Initiative Id Initiative Category State Type
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.1.0 1a5bb27d-173f-493e-9568-eb56638dde4d Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.3.0 612b5213-9160-4969-8578-1518bd2a000c Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.3.0 612b5213-9160-4969-8578-1518bd2a000c Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.4.0 c3f5c4d9-9a1d-4a99-85c0-7f93e384d5c5 Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.4.0 c3f5c4d9-9a1d-4a99-85c0-7f93e384d5c5 Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v2.0.0 06f19060-9e68-4070-92ca-f15cc126059e Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v2.0.0 06f19060-9e68-4070-92ca-f15cc126059e Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
CMMC Level 3 b5629c75-5c77-4422-87b9-2509e680f8de Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
SOC 2 Type 2 4054785f-702b-4a98-9215-009cbd58b141 Regulatory Compliance GA BuiltIn
History
Date/Time (UTC ymd) (i) Change type Change detail
2020-10-27 14:12:45 change Major (2.0.0 > 3.0.0)
2020-01-29 21:53:30 add c5447c04-a4d7-4ba8-a263-c9ee321a6858
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