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Platform: win10Date: (C)2016-09-23   (M)2018-03-24

Ensure No Auditing for 'Audit Policy: Logon-Logoff: Other Logon/Logoff Events' This subcategory reports other logon/logoff-related events, such as Terminal Services session disconnects and reconnects, using RunAs to run processes under a different account, and locking and unlocking a workstation. Events for this subcategory include: - 4649: A replay attack was detected. - 4778: A session was reconnected to a Window Station. - 4779: A session was disconnected from a Window Station. - 4800: The workstation was locked. - 4801: The workstation was unlocked. - 4802: The screen saver was invoked. - 4803: The screen saver was dismissed. - 5378: The requested credentials delegation was disallowed by policy.- 5632: A request was made to authenticate to a wireless network. - 5633: A request was made to authenticate to a wired network. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article "Description of security events in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008" for the most recent information about this setting: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947226. Counter Measure: Enable Audit policy settings that support the organizational security policy for all the computers in your organization. Identify the components that you need for an audit policy that enables your organization to hold users accountable for their actions while using organizational resources and enables IT departments to detect unauthorized activity efficiently and then track those events in log files. Potential Impact: If no audit settings are configured, or if audit settings are too lax on the computers in your organization, security incidents might not be detected or not enough evidence will be available for network forensic analysis after security incidents occur. However, if audit settings are too severe, critically important entries in the Security log may be obscured by all of the meaningless entries and computer performance and the available amount of data storage may be seriously affected. Companies that operate in certain regulated industries may have legal obligations to log certain events or activities.


Technical Mechanism: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Advanced Audit Policy Configuration\Audit Policies\Logon/Logoff\Audit Policy: Logon-Logoff: Other Logon/Logoff Events


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