2.2.30 (L1) Ensure 'Manage auditing and security log' is set to 'Administrators'

Information

This policy setting determines which users can change the auditing options for files and directories and clear the Security log.
The recommended state for this setting is: Administrators.
Note: This user right is considered a 'sensitive privilege' for the purposes of auditing.

Rationale:
The ability to manage the Security event log is a powerful user right and it should be closely guarded. Anyone with this user right can clear the Security log to erase important evidence of unauthorized activity.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Administrators:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Manage auditing and security log

Impact:
None - this is the default behavior.

Default Value:
Administrators.

References:
1. CCE-35275-7

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL, SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|AC-2, 800-53|SC-3, CSCv6|5.1, CSCv7|4.1, CSCv7|4.6

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 5ee2eed602b414405a204ced340c70bb2d1539fa6eeff22b911d12c40d1ccef6