3.1 Ensure Security Auditing Is Enabled


macOS's audit facility, auditd, receives notifications from the kernel when certain system calls, such as open, fork, and exit, are made. These notifications are captured and written to an audit log.


Logs generated by auditd may be useful when investigating a security incident as they may help reveal the vulnerable application and the actions taken by a malicious actor.


Terminal Method:
Perform the following to enable security auditing:
Run the following command to load auditd:

$ /usr/bin/sudo /bin/launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.auditd.plist

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