18.9.77.7.1 (L1) Ensure 'Turn on behavior monitoring' is set to 'Enabled'

Information

This policy setting allows you to configure behavior monitoring for Windows Defender Antivirus.
The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.

Rationale:
When running an antivirus solution such as Windows Defender Antivirus, it is important to ensure that it is configured to heuristically monitor in real-time for suspicious and known malicious activity.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Defender Antivirus\Real-Time Protection\Turn on behavior monitoring
Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template WindowsDefender.admx/adml that is included with the Microsoft Windows 8.1 & Server 2012 R2 Administrative Templates (or newer).

Impact:
None - this is the default configuration.

Default Value:
Enabled. (Behavior monitoring will be enabled.)

References:
1. CCE-33865-7

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2754

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY, SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

References: 800-53|AU-3, 800-53|SI-3, 800-53|SI-5, CSCv6|8.1, CSCv7|8.1, CSCv7|8.2, CSCv7|8.6

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 16aa592d8920b5e58176f477dc7f5cfe23d1426a17879dba1cec57e188213376