F5BI-DM-000155 - The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate alerts that can be forwarded to the administrators and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) when accounts are created.

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Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply create a new account. Notification of account creation is one method for mitigating this risk. A comprehensive account management process will ensure an audit trail that documents the creation of accounts and notifies administrators and the ISSO. Such a process greatly reduces the risk that accounts will be surreptitiously created and provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes.

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Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use a properly configured authentication server to send a notification message to the administrators and ISSO when accounts are created.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-001683, Rule-ID|SV-228995r879887_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000155, STIG-Legacy|SV-74607, STIG-Legacy|V-60177, Vuln-ID|V-228995

Plugin: F5

Control ID: cdc29ff776ab4c992d04a738c8f4474fe59f7547fca9301a2c0f5dddf20cea1d