17.7.1 Ensure 'Audit Audit Policy Change' is set to include 'Success'

Information

This subcategory reports changes in audit policy including SACL changes. Events for this subcategory include:

4715: The audit policy (SACL) on an object was changed.

4719: System audit policy was changed.

4902: The Per-user audit policy table was created.

4904: An attempt was made to register a security event source.

4905: An attempt was made to unregister a security event source.

4906: The CrashOnAuditFail value has changed.

4907: Auditing settings on object were changed.

4908: Special Groups Logon table modified.

4912: Per User Audit Policy was changed.

The recommended state for this setting is to include: Success.

Rationale:

Auditing these events may be useful when investigating a security incident.

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.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration, set the following Device Configuration Policy to Success:

To access the Device Configuration Policy from the Intune Home page:

Click Devices

Click Configuration profiles

Click Create profile

Select the platform (Windows 10 and later)

Select the profile (Custom)

Enter a Name

Click Add

Enter the Details below

Name: <Enter name>
Description: <Enter Description>
OMA-URI: ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/PolicyChange_AuditPolicyChange
Data type: Integer
Value: 1

Select Save

Continue through the Wizard to complete the creation of the profile (profile assignments, applicability etc.)

Note: More than one configuration setting from each of the Configuration profiles (ex: Administrative Templates, Custom etc.) can be added to each Device Configuration Policy.

Default Value:

Success.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3358